Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated.
It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town.
It is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African Penguins which settled there in 1982. From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 in recent years.
Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. Although set in the midst of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird (Spheniscus demersus) can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment.