BLUE FLAG is an international annual award which focuses on the environmental management of our coastline and coastal waters to help tourism growth and development. Although it`s a voluntary eco-label, it’s become an international symbol of quality for beaches, boats and marinas that meet a standard of excellence in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management.
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa) manages the programme in South Africa, together with participating local authorities from the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Coastcare initiative. South Africa is also the first country outside Europe to win Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches; we can proudly say that our beaches are sustaining excellence in beach management and rate among the top beaches in the world.
BLUE FLAG BEACHES SOUTH AFRICA
Bikini Beach, Gordons Bay – Cape Town; Camps Bay Beach – Cape Town; Clifton 4th Beach – Cape Town; Llandudno, Between Camps Bay and Hout Bay – Cape Town; Mnandi Beach, False Bay Coast – Cape Town; Strandfontein Beach, False Bay Coast – Cape Town; Silwerstroom Beach – West Coast; Strandfontein beach, Matzikama – West Coast; Witsand Beach – At the mouth of the Breed River; Kleinmond Beach – Near Hermanus; Grotto Beach – Hermanus; Hawston Beach – Near Hermanus; Preekstoel – Stilbaai; Lappiesbaai – Stilbaai; De Bakke Beach – Mossel Bay; Hartenbos Beach – Mossel Bay; Santos Beach – Mossel Bay; Klein Brak Beach – Klein Brak; Natures Valley – Plettenberg Bay; Robberg 5 Beach – Plettenberg Bay; Lookout Beach – Plettenberg Bay; Keurboomstrand – Plettenberg Bay; Gouritzmond – western bank of Gouritz River, Southern Cape.
Dolphin Beach – Jeffreys Bay; Humewood Beach – Port Elizabeth; Hobie Beach – Port Elizabeth; Kings Beach – Port Elizabeth; Hamburg Beach – Between East London and Port Alfred; Kellys Beach – Port Alfred; Kariega Beach – Kenton on Sea.
Lucien Beach – South Coast; Marina Beach – Near Southbroom, South Coast; Ramsgate Beach – South Coast; South Port Beach – South Coast; Trafalgar Beach – South Coast; Umzumbe Beach – South Coast, Hibberdene Beach – Hibberdene, South Coast; Ushaka Beach – Ushaka, Durban; Westbrook Beach – between Ballito and La Mercy, Dolphin Coast.