Hawston beach is tucked away in the little town of Hawston on the coast as one drives towards the town of Hermanus. A truly beautiful beach with views of the sweeping mountains along the Cape coastline and along the extensive dune system which stretches from the beach along the coast for some distance. Hawston beach has some of the safest swimming water in the sea along the Western Cape coastline. Treat the sensitive dune systems with care and walk along the designated board walk systems only.
There are picnic areas and braai/barbecue facilities in the back beach area as well as an Abalone restaurant adjacent to the beach.
Very rustic, very rural and worth a visit. Lifeguards on duty from 1 December through to 31 March 2009. Interpretive signage allows one the option to learn more about the unique vegetation and natural resources of the area.