The Blue Flag program is not only an identifier of which beaches are the best to visit, but also helps to improve tourism and facilities, and boosts coastal ecosystem management and awareness. Since 1987, the international Blue Flag operation has become the most well-known eco-label of its kind, with almost 4 000 Blue Flag beaches and marinas in the world.
- The internationally recognised award given to beaches that meet global standards of excellence
- Beaches are rated yearly according to safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management
- South Africa boasts more than 30 Blue Flag beaches