St James is a small coastal "village" along the False Bay coastline. Nestled beneath the mountains and the sea, it is a favorite swimming spot for families and children.
The tidal pool provides a safe swimming spot with lovely sandy/shelly beaches. The St James bathing houses/change rooms are a well known image from Cape Town and a must image to capture if you want to photograph Cape Town. These colourfull, wooden structures make for interesting and eye-catching photographs.
Keep an eye out for pelagic seabirds, southern right whales and the odd pod of common dolphins. African Black Oystercatchers are common residents. You can also walk along the coastal boardwalk that runs between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay.