When deciding where to go, locals and visitors can choose blue flag beaches, secure in the knowledge that high standards of beach management, water quality and safety and security are guaranteed. Life savers are also on duty every day during blue flag season (December 1 to March 31, 2014 from 09am to 4pm).
The Western Cape’s 25 blue flag beaches are:
- Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town
- Camps Bay, Cape Town
- Mnandi, Cape Town
- Muizenberg, Cape Town
- Llandudno, Cape Town
- Silverstroomstrand in Atlantis, Cape Town
- Strandfontein, Cape Town
- Bikini Beach, Gordons Bay
- Kleinmond Beach, Cape Overberg
- Grotto Beach, Hermanus
- Hawston Beach, near Hermanus
- Hartenbos Beach, Mossel Bay
- Santos Beach, Mossel Bay
- Lappiesbaai, Stilbaai
- Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay
- Robberg Beach V, Plettenberg Bay
- Gouritsmond, Hessequa
- Preekstoel, Stilbaai
- De Bakke, Mossel Bay
- Kleinbrak, Mossel Bay
- Wilderness, Eden
- Buffalo Bay, Knysna
- Brenton Bay, Knysna
- Witsand, Hessequa
- Yzerfontein Beach, Cape West Coast
The voluntary blue flag eco-label is given to beaches that meet 14 criteria spanning three aspects of coastal management: water quality, environmental education and information, and safety and services, which include excellent life-saving standards, top-rate parking and sparkling ablution facilities.
South Africa joined the blue flag campaign in 2001 and was the first country outside Europe to participate.
For More information visit www.capetown.gov.