Bettys Bay is nestled on the CAPE WHALE COAST 50kms from Somerset West & Hermanus & is +-110 kms from Cape Town.
It is one of 6 towns making up the CAPE WHALE COAST, which stretches from GANSBAAI through to ROOIELS, with HERMANUS being the main town of this area.
Kleinmond offers a PRIMARY SCHOOL & a PRIVATE SCHOOL - HIGHER GRADES together with 1/2 crèches & BOLAND COLLEGE for ABET and this is +-15kms away, with both Hermanus & Somerset West offering many HIGH SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS & COLLEGES.
Both HERMANUS & SOMERSET WEST offer MEDICLINIC facilities with an ambulance being based in Kleinmond
BETTYS BAY has no street lights, mostly gravel roads, few houses have surrounding walls which allow the animals, porcupines, mongoose, red buck, franklins & guinea fowls to roam always.
There are numerous areas which have been demarcated GREEN BELTS which allows for a very country feeling to prevail.
STONY POINT houses the local PENGUIN COLONY which is in the process of being upgraded to offer restaurant facilities, offices, curio shop and a boat club. There is a slipway for the launching of small boats.
There are numerous beaches, alcoves, etc, namely SILVERSANDS, DRAADBAAI, MAIN BEACH, DAWIDSKRAAL, JOCKS BAY, SUNNY SEAS.
The KOEGELBERG MOUNTAIN range which has international recognition for its BIOSPHERE status looms imposingly over BETTYS BAY and offers a different site daily. There is a waterfall at the beginning of RODS TRAIL which winds its way along behind the houses through to HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS which offers many an indigenous plant & flower to enjoy together with its own waterfall and many a trail leading over into the KOEGELBERG & KLEINMOND mountains.