St James is a seaside village on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, situated on the False Bay coast between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay. The suburb is situated between the rocky shore and a steep mountain, and measures about 200m by 2 km. Its name derives from the early St James Catholic Church, built circa 1880. Most of the suburb was built between 1910 and 1950 after the railway line was built connecting Cape Town to False Bay. St James beach is well known for its colorful Victorian-style bathing boxes, tidal pool, and rock pools, which are popular with children. Danger Beach, also in St James, is a well-known surf spot.