Blue Flag Beaches – What does it mean?

Blue Flag status is an international award given to beaches, boats and marinas that meet excellence in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards.  There is a strict set of criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), the co-oridinators of the Blue Flag campaign in Europe.

The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) manages the Blue Flag programme in South Africa together with participating local authorities.  Outside of Europe, South Africa is the first country to win Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches.  15 years later, we continue to rate among the top beaches in the world!

On the 6th October 2015, WESSA Blue Flag held the Blue Flag South Africa National Launch in Hermanus, Western Cape.  To view the full list of Blue Flag accredited beaches in each of the participating provinces, click on the link provided.

But don’t take our word for it!  A picture is worth a thousand words as they say….

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Clifton 4th Beach Cape Town
Dolphin Beach Jeffrey’s Bay
Hobie Beach Port Elizabeth
Kleinmond Beach near Hermanus
Llandudno Beach Cape Town
Lookout Beach Plettenberg Bay
Ramsgate Beach South Coast Kwazulu-Natal
Santos Beach Mossel Bay
Strandfontein Beach, False Bay Cape Town
Struisbaai Beach Southern Cape
Westbrook Beach Dolphin Coast Kwazulu-Natal

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