Llandudno Beach & Surfing, South Africa
The pristine crescent of Llandudno beach curls itself into the base of the mountain rock between Hout Bay and Camps Bay. A steep stare from the coastal road, light blues melt to deep darks where ships have wrecked themselves in stormy waters.
Roll out your beach towel, read a romance novel and relax. Throw open a picnic blanket, toss your cares ashore and tunnel your toes into the sand. Wave surfers and lifesavers challenge the currents but for the less competitive an ankle-deep Atlantic dip will refresh.
Blow up a beach ball for the kids and let them finger sketch in the soft white sand. The wind may wake you from a sea-side snooze so try to find a sheltered spot behind a rock if a breeze is a bother. No refreshments are for sale, so come packed and prepared. Lather up in sunscreen, though a little further from the sun down in Llandudno, it will reach you strong.
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