Cape Town has once again been named the country’s most safe and sustainable coastal city, with 10 local beaches being awarded Blue Flag status.

The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. The certification is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) who evaluate quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria.

Ten of the City’s beaches were given the status at an announcement made in Mossel Bay this week, which forms part of the National Blue Flag Programme, coordinated by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA).

Accreditation is awarded with every new season, and if conditions deteriorate at the beach, it can be withdrawn.

The following City beaches were awarded full Blue Flag status for the summer season period between 1 December 2018 and 31 January 2019:

1.    Bikini Beach
2.    Mnandi Beach
3.    Strandfontein Beach
4.    Muizenberg Beach
5.    Fish Hoek
6.    Llandudno
7.    Camps Bay Beach
8.    Clifton 4th Beach
9.    Melkbosstrand; and
10.  Silwerstroomstrand

Seaforth Beach was also awarded pilot Blue Flag status for the summer season and it will be considered for full Blue Flag status if certain criteria are met within the next few months.

A few locals are already enjoying some of Cape Town’s best Blue Flag beaches, so make sure you don’t miss out this summer:

 

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Aimee Pace

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