Camps Bay beach gets prestigious Blue Flag long-service award

Camps Bay beach gets prestigious Blue Flag long-service award

Our very own Camps Bay beach is one of 7 beaches in the greater Cape Town area to receive the prestigious Blue Flag status for the 2015/2016 season. This was confirmed at an awards function in Hermanus earlier this month.

Not only was our local beach awarded Blue Flag status again, it was also awarded a Blue Flag Bronze award for having maintained this status for the last 5 years. Our neighbour, Clifton 4th Beach, received a Silver award for 10 years of Blue Flag status.

Here are the Cape Town area beaches that received full Blue Flag status for the 2015/16 summer season (long-service awards in brackets):

  1. Bikini Beach in Gordon’s Bay (Silver)
  2. Mnandi Beach (Bronze)
  3. Strandfontein Beach
  4. Llandudno Beach (Bronze)
  5. Camps Bay Beach (Bronze)
  6. Clifton 4th Beach (Silver)
  7. Silwerstroomstrand (Bronze)

The Blue Flag is an international award given to beaches that meet strict criteria of excellence. The status indicates that the beaches all:

  • have their own environmental education programmes
  • have bathing water of the highest standards
  • have adequate ablution facilities and parking
  • are environmentally sound
  • are clean, safe and secure to visit
  • adhere to international safety and tourism standards.

South Africa was the first country outside Europe to be granted Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches back in 2001.

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By | 2017-05-24T10:25:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Blog, Places to visit|0 Comments

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