False Bay is known as being on the warm side of ‘Cape Point’. The most popular beaches for swimming are Muizenberg, St James, Fish Hoek and Boulders beach. Kalk Bay, also along this coastline has always been known as a fishing village. From 1742, the Dutch East India Company, used to use Simon’s Bay, as winter anchorage for their ships, resulting in a population that grew from many emancipated slaves from Batavia, Java and Malasia, with fishing as their main life skill. Although fishing is still practiced the village has become a center for antique, art and brick-a-brac shops and outstanding restaurants. The traditional industries of ‘trek’ fishing, and angling co-exist with the leisure pursuits of surfing, sailing and sunbathing. The Atlantic seaboard has magnificent beaches but the waters are cooler than the False Bay coast. The beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their immaculate white sands and glistening waters, are the most popular for sunbathing. Clifton’s 4th beach, has a reputation with the trendy set and International jet-setters. It also boasts some of the most expensive real estate in Cape Town.