Boulders Beach is situated just after the naval port and picturesque village of Simons’s Town. The beach is situated in a small cove, well protected from the wind by the granite boulders. This is a quaint little beach which has calm water to swim in and snorkelling is a very popular activity. It’s a great beach to take a good book and laze about in the summer sun. Boulders Beach has a very healthy population of African Penguins who have chosen the beach as their home and breeding ground. To view the penguins you will have to walk past the main beach and follow the boardwalk to the designated penguin beach. Boulders Beach requires an entrance fee, as it is a protected beach that adjoins a sanctuary for the African, or as is more commonly called, Jackass penguin. Bathers and penguins frolic together, though certain areas are cordoned off for the penguins alone. The high boulders and still waters make this a perfect spot for children.