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5 reasons to visit this beach-side family spot in Onrus
Never-ending summer of waffles, hotdogs, cocktails...
Last updated: 20 December 2022
This brightly-coloured eatery located on Onrus River is the spot where your kids will make new memories, and you can relive yours. Milk on the Beach, with loaded hotdogs, beach toys, and ice-cold beer and sushi, is a nostalgic treat for all ages. Here are 5 great reasons to go.
Milk on the Beach is located where the old Milkwood used to be. Image: Milk on the Beach
THE VIEW IS STUNNING
Need we say more? Milk on the Beach is located on Onrus River, a 10-minute drive from Hermanus.
At Milk, you’ll be treated to views of both the sea and the mountains. Image: Milk on the Beach
IT’S RIGHT ON THE BEACH
Head over to Milk after a day at the beach with the kids. Or, enjoy a beer while you watch your kids build sandcastles - Milk has a beach shop selling buckets, spades and pool noodles.
Milk also has a tuckshop if you want to pop in for a beach snack. Image: Milk on the Beach
BUILD YOUR OWN WAFFLE
Down the stairs is the Waffle Shack. Come in with sandy feet and try a loaded Mexican hotdog or a Berry Cheesecake waffle. The kids can also build their own waffles.
The loaded Mexican Chihuahua is a cheese griller topped with salsa and nacho crumbs and jalapeño. Image: Milk on the Beach
THERE’S FUN FOR ADULTS TOO
The deck overlooking the lagoon makes Milk a great spot for sundowners. Order a kombucha cocktail or an ice-cold beer, and enjoy sushi made with fresh salmon and tuna.
Milk is the only restaurant that serves sushi in Onrus. Image: Milk on the Beach
BRING YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND
This beach-side spot is dog-friendly and the restaurant is covered with funky murals of pugs and French bulldogs. At the Waffle Shack, there’s even a Dog Bowl cocktail (for humans only).
There’s a ceramic bowl of treats for your doggie at the door. Image: Milk on the Beach
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
Milk on the Beach is open: Monday to Saturday, 8am - 9pm; Sunday, 8am - 8:30pm
Find them: 1 Atlantic Drive | Onrus River | Hermanus
Contact them on: 028 316 1516, @milk_onthebeach
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