Blue Flag Beaches in Cape Town and the Western Cape

Blue Flag Beaches in Cape Town and the Western Cape

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:

  1. Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town
  2. Camps Bay, Cape Town
  3. Mnandi, Cape Town
  4. Muizenberg, Cape Town
  5. Llandudno, Cape Town
  6. Silverstroomstrand in Atlantis, Cape Town
  7. Strandfontein, Cape Town
  8. Bikini Beach, Gordons Bay
  9. Kleinmond Beach, Cape Overberg
  10. Grotto Beach, Hermanus
  11. Hawston Beach, near Hermanus
  12. Hartenbos Beach, Mossel Bay
  13. Santos Beach, Mossel Bay
  14. Lappiesbaai, Stilbaai
  15. Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay
  16. Robberg Beach V, Plettenberg Bay
  17. Gouritsmond, Hessequa
  18. Preekstoel, Stilbaai
  19. De Bakke, Mossel Bay
  20. Kleinbrak, Mossel Bay
  21. Wilderness, Eden
  22. Buffalo Bay, Knysna
  23. Brenton Bay, Knysna
  24. Witsand, Hessequa
  25. 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.