10 CT beaches achieve Blue Flag status

Ten of the City’s beaches were given full Blue Flag status earlier today.

Blue Flag is an international accreditation which is awarded to beaches that display excellence through meeting 33 criteria covering four categories namely, environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management and safety.

Bikini Beach, Camps Bay Beach, Clifton 4th Beach, Fish Hoek, Llandudno, Mnandi Beach, Muizenberg Beach, Melkbosstrand, Silwerstroomstrand and Strandfontein Beach were awarded full Blue Flag status for the summer season period between Saturday December 1 2018 and Thursday January 21 next year.

Participation is voluntary and the accreditation status indicates that beaches are clean; have adequate ablution facilities and parking; are environmentally sound; are safe and secure to visit and adhere to international safety and tourism standards.

The City says the Recreation and Parks Department works hard to ensure that Cape Town maintains these standards, but needs the public’s cooperation to ensure that beaches are safe recreational spaces.