30 November 2020

South Africa's Blue Flag beaches, boats & marinas 2020/21!

A total of 48 beaches in South Africa, along with four sustainable tourism boats and six marinas have been awarded Full Blue Flag status by the 2020/21 International Blue Flag Jury. The Western Cape has achieved the highest number of Blue Flag sites, with 31 beaches, all four boats and five of the six Blue Flag marinas. The Eastern Cape has been awarded two Blue Flag marina sites, as well as six Blue Flag beaches. KwaZulu-Natal has been awarded six Blue Flag beaches.
The Blue Flag programme also allows for potential Blue Flag sites to participate in the Pilot Programme. This year will see 19 beaches (
Western Cape: two beaches; Eastern Cape: six beaches; KwaZulu-Natal: eleven beaches) across three of  South Africa's four coastal provinces on this development phase of the programme.

Western Cape Blue Flag beaches:

  Western Cape Blue Flag marinas:

Western Cape Blue Flag boats:
Eastern Cape Blue Flag beaches:
Eastern Cape Blue Flag Marina:
 KwaZulu Natal Blue Flag beaches:
Blue Flag is a certification issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach or marina meets its stringent standards. The main criterias include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. Blue Flag is sought for beaches and marinas as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. In South Africa, the first country outside Europe to be granted Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches, the Blue Flag programme is managed by WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) in partnership with participating coastal municipalities.

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