24 October 2019
Ten Cape Town beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status for the summer season.
The announcement is good news for beachgoers and shows the City of Cape Town’s commitment to providing quality facilities for residents and visitors.
Blue Flag is an international accreditation awarded to beaches that display excellence through meeting 33 criteria covering four categories: environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services.
The Blue Flag beaches are geographically well positioned around the metropole, from Silwerstroomstrand in the north, beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard, to the secluded little Bikini Beach next to the Gordons Bay Harbour in the South.
The following City beaches ticked the boxes and were awarded Blue Flag Status:
“The City is honoured to be part of the Blue Flag programme, with 10 of our beaches making the cut. These beaches are visited by thousands of residents and tourists every year and the City is making sure that they are of a high standard,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.
General beach safety tips
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