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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

6 Cape Town Beaches For Stunning Stills Production Locations


International stills productions choose Cape Town for their location shoots time after time. The city's attractions are many: first class infrastructure, awesome light, a happening city full of creative energy, but most of all the sheer variety of beautiful landscapes and beaches within easy reach of the city centre.
Cape Town's beaches range from chic urban hang-outs to wild rocky coves. Some have dramatic mountain backdrops, others rolling dunes. There is a beach for almost every occasion and every production, so much so that the choice can be bewildering. Here are a few of Cape Town's best beaches for photography productions to give a taste.
Blouberg Beach 
Kite-surfers, Table Mountain's classic silhouette and currently a shipwreck are all ingredients that add local flavour to this long stretch of beach north of the city centre. There's no mistaking the fact that you're in Cape Town here, with plenty of watersports action unfolding around you.
Camps Bay 
This is urban cool at its most picturesque: golden sand, strategically placed rocks and a mountain backdrop, with palm trees, happening bars, restaurants and clubs lining the road behind the beach.
Clifton Beaches
A series of secluded sandy beaches separated by photogenic rocks, Clifton is backed by luxury villas with gardens overlooking the sands. This is the perfect choice for beautiful sunset shoots with golden light reflecting on the ocean.
Noordhoek Beach 
If you want a vast stretch of unspoiled beach that could be a million miles from the city streets, Noordhoek offers 8km of wide, white sands with the mountains of Chapman's Peak at one end and National Park protected wetlands behind.
Boulders Beach
Best known for its penguin colony, Boulders includes a few tiny beaches bounded by groups of tall water smoothed granite boulders. While not your usual beach location, it makes a wonderfully intimate location for a production that wants something a bit different.
For a seaside holiday feel complete with colourful Victorian beach huts, Muizenberg is a family friendly swimming beach with wide flat sands stretching for miles.
There are many more beaches in and around Cape Town to choose from, so for help finding the perfect beach for your stills production, seek the professional advice of one of Cape Town's premier production services. With their experience they will be able to set up exactly the beach location you are looking for and schedule your shoot so that the light is at its best for that location.
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