Cape Town’s iconic St James Beach closed for upgrades

The City of Cape Town is pleased to announce that the St James beach project is well under way. Next up is the concrete works, and as such, beachgoers are informed that the main access underpass, next to Folk Café, will experience intermittent closures from Wednesday, 2 November 2022, for approximately two weeks.

If all goes as planned, the work should be completed in time for the festive season.

Those wanting to visit St James beach can still do so by using the alternative access underpass next to the St James train station, or the St James walkway from Muizenberg. Signage will be visible on site, indicating alternative access points.

Work is underway to replace the derelict bathing boxes, as well as improvements to the beach area itself with a widened walkway and a picnic area for visitors.

‘St James beach is an iconic beach destination along the False Bay coastline and this project will benefit all visitors and locals. I’m again asking residents and visitors to please be patient while the project is under way; to avoid the areas where work is happening, and adhere to the signage indicating the alternative access points,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.

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