Perry Ann Coon’s favourite places and things to do

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We have a num­ber of lovely res­tau­rants from Glen­cairn to Si­mon’s

Town with stun­ning views. Dix­ies Restau­rant and Pub (021 786 2106), is well known for its rea­son­ably priced Sun­day lunches. The Har­bour Bay Mall is a wel­come shop­ping des­ti­na­tion with a few res­tau­rants: Saveur

(021 786 1919), One Three Six (021 180 4776) and Cat­tle Baron (021 712 9905), to name a few. The eater­ies in the area of­fer every­thing from fish and chips (Salty Sea Dog, 021 786 1918) to fine din­ing (The Light­house Café 021 786 9000, Bertha’s 021 786 2138).

Si­mon’s Town has the most beau­ti­ful and pris­tine beaches all the way to Cape Point. Boul­ders Beach must be the most well known and beau­ti­ful; it’s shel­tered from the south-east­erly winds; of course the pen­guins are the main at­trac­tion.

Si­mon’s Town of­fers much from whale watch­ing,

Seal Is­land boat trips, seal and broad­nose se­v­engill shark scuba div­ing, shark cage div­ing and kayak­ing. We have mu­se­ums, a golf and yacht club, a fish­ing club and the Scratch Patch Min­eral World (021 786 2020), plus some un­usual, crafty shops. There is also the iconic Just Nui­sance statue on Ju­bilee Square which pays trib­ute to the great Dane which be­friended sailors dur­ing World War II. He was given of­fi­cial rank in the Royal Navy and buried with full mil­i­tary hon­ours.

Ships, boats, yachts, sailors and all things mar­itime are part of Si­mon’s Town’s her­itage – we even have a ded­i­cated mar­itime school the Lawhill Mar­itime Cen­tre at Si­mon’s Town High (021 786 2106).

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