Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Adventures at the Beach


Our gorgeous South Africa launched the Blue Flag programme in 2001 and we will celebrate ten years of the benefits of this programme in November 2011. Since it is high summer right now we have decided not to wait for November, grab your surfing gear, snorkels and sun tan lotion and soak up some cool surf and soft sand. This is a great time of year to celebrate our beautiful beaches daily.

South African beaches that have achieved Blue Flag status are named below;
MacDougall’s Bay, Port Nolloth
Yzerfontein Main beach, Yzerfontein
Clifton 4th beach, Cape Town
Camps Bay, Cape Town
Muizenberg, Cape Town
Strandfontein beach, Cape Town
Mnandi beach, Cape Town
Bikini beach, Gordon’s Bay
Kleinmond beach, near Hermanus
Hawston beach, near Hermanus
Grotto beach, Hermanus
Lappiesbaai, Stilbaai, Southern Cape
Witsand at the mouth of the Breede River
Santos beach, Mossel Bay
Hartenbos beach, Mossel Bay
Robberg 5 beach, Plettenberg Bay
Dolphin beach, Jeffrey’s Bay
Humewood beach, Port Elizabeth
Wells Estate, north of Port Elizabeth
Kelly’s beach, Port Alfred
Kariega Main beach, Kenton-on-Sea
Umzumbe (Pumula) on the south coast Kzn (new)
Lucien beach near Margate (back in the programme)
Trafalgar beach, south coast Kzn
Marina beach, south coast Kzn
Ramsgate beach, near Margate
Margate beach

Challenges our beaches face include changes caused by climate change and the effect of land-based pollution on the sea water quality. This is grabbing a lot of attention from WESSA, who we can trust to take the required action wherever possible and head up education programmes to minimise any future ill effects. Our world is precious so as you head out to revel in our bountiful beaches remember the golden rule, leave it as you found it. For water action adventures visit www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

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