The Simonstown Longbeach extends from the Simonstown Station, down up to the Dido Valley robots. It is a popular dive training spot due to the calm waters and the few wrecks that are in easy reach of the beach.
There is plenty parking along Main road or in the few parking areas close to the railway lines.The railway line runs almost on the beach here, making for good opportunities to capture some urban/coastal interface images.
Sunrise provide great seascape opportunities. When the Southern Right Whales are in False Bay, they can sometimes lie very close inshore, making for great photography. There is plenty wildlife to photograph along the beach, including birds, marine mammals and intertidal/rocky shore invertebrates.
There are a few treknet boats that launch from the northern end of the beach, that are moored high up on the beach. There are also a few fishing cabins/storerooms painted various colours. Remember to respect the fishermen and request permission to photograph them if they are busy launching etc.
This beach is also a good spot for photographing boats, including the naval boats leaving and entering the harbour.