One beach in Cape Town has bagged the coveted Blue Flag in 2006: Clifton 4th Beach (map).
This means that Clifton 4th meets an exhaustive range of beach quality criteria. Among the check-boxes in question: sound environmental management, facililties upkeep, good saftey measures, excellent quality of water (i.e., no effluent), and beautiful babes and studs everywhere you look. Clifton exceeds these standards on all counts; it’s reckoned among the best beaches in the world. (See Wesley’s testimonial comment following this post.)
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The Blue Flag Campaign, founded in France in 1985, was established to set beach standards that take both ecological and social factors into account. Beaches are reviewed on a yearly basis, and beach managers live in as much dread of losing the Blue Flag status as restauranteurs fear losing a Michelin star.
- Click here for the full list of Blue Flag criteria, and here for the South Africa Blue Flag map.
- Related: Monday Night Clifton Beach Drum Circle and Fire Dancing