Simon's Town is a historic naval town on the Sunrise Coast of Cape Town. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula.
The land rises steeply from near the water's edge and the town is boxed in along the shoreline by the heights above. The small harbour itself is protected from swells by a breakwater that was built with thousands of huge blocks of sandstone quarried out of the face of the mountain above. The Simon's Town railway station is the terminus of the Southern Line, a railway line that runs south from the central business district of Cape Town. In places, the railway line runs along the steep eastern shore of False Bay, argualably one of the most scenic routes in the world.
Boulders Beach is located a few kilometres to the south of Simon's Town, in the direction of Miller's Point. Here small coves and beaches are interspersed between boulders of Cape granite. Here is the famous Boulders Beach African Penguin colony.
The town is full of trendy restaurants and cafe's and is a quaint seaside town that is popular for tourists from all over.