West Beach is part of Cape Town's fast-growing Northern Suburbs. Only 15 minutes drive from central Cape Town, this suburb has a wide range of property, including houses, townhouses, apartments, cluster and security developments. Many feature the world famous view of Table Mountain from this area. There are government and private schools in the area, and the nearby Canal Walk shopping centre is the biggest in the southern hemisphere. It is close to sandy, white beaches that are popular for walking, sunbathing, swimming, and world-class kite-surfing and windsurfing.