Cape Town has the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in South Africa. Seven of the city’s most popular beaches and three Cape Town marinas have been recognised for meeting the globally-acclaimed Blue Flag standards.
Beaches awarded the prestigious status include:
- Bikini Beach
- Mnandi Beach
- Strandfontein Beach
- Llandudno Beach
- Camps Bay Beach
- Clifton 4th Beach
The status indicates that our beaches all have their own environmental education programmes; are environmentally sound; adhere to safety criteria and security standards; that bathing water is of the highest standard; beaches are clean; ablution facilities are adequate and there is parking.
Cape Town Marinas with full Blue Flag status include: the False Bay Yacht Club, the Water Club and Harbour Island.
Fish Hoek, Seaforth, Muizenberg and Melkbosstrand beaches were awarded pilot Blue Flag status for the 2015/2016 summer season which means they will be considered for full Blue Flag status if certain criteria are met within a specified period of time. Expanding the number of Blue Flag beaches in our City is an important goal, as it will further promote the city as a premier international beach holiday destination.