The peninsula is a popular base for artists, and consequently has a high number of galleries, pottery shops and so on. Muizenberg and Kalk Bay offer the best selection: in the former, Palmer Rd has a handful of small boutiques and cafes, while browsing Kalk Bay’s seafront galleries, boutiques and antique shops is a favourite weekend activity. Given its long naval history, Simon's Town has a few antique shops.

Weekly markets include Muizenberg's Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market and Kalk Bay Market. Noordhoek Farm Village and Imhoff Farm are pleasant complexes to shop for crafts and souvenirs.