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False Bay is the largest true bay in South Africa and one of the great bays in the world. The water body covers approximately 1000km2 and the coastline is about 30km in extent.
Recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, sunbathing and picnicking mainly occur on the sandy shores of the northern coastline and in pocket beaches along the western and eastern sections.
Popular areas include Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Mnandi, Monwabisi, and the Strand. Snorkellers and scuba divers favour the rocky shores along the western and eastern beaches, such as Miller’s Point. Angling and bait collection extend around the shores of the entire bay.
In recent years rapid urbanisation of areas surrounding False Bay, particularly along the northern shores, has resulted in the increases of the property market.