The beautiful beaches of Plettenberg Bay have always been the stars of the show when it comes to our town’s most attractive qualities and with good reason: our coastline is a biodiverse wonderland, an important icon of human culture and a place in the sun for enjoying a wide range of water-sports.
The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) has released its list of international Blue Flag beaches, marinas and boats for the 2019/2020 summer season and we’re thrilled to announce that Plett, once again, has been awarded six Blue Flags for beaches and two Blue Flags for boats.
Now in its 32nd year, the international Blue Flag programme is focused on the conservation of marine and coastal habitats and, with 33 criteria to meet, is the gold standard by which coastal destinations are measured.
“It’s exciting times for Plett’s beaches. As a world-class destination, it is important that our beaches remain pristine and safe for visitors. We are very proud of the recognition that goes with these two accolades. We would also like to share this excitement with some of the other key role-players who are involved, namely the Bitou Municipal beach development team, our marine activities and our conservation entities who are committed to the upkeep of our most valuable assets,” says Plett Tourism Media Spokesperson Patty Butterworth.
The six beaches are: Robberg 5 Beach (11th year), Keurboomstrand (9th year), Nature’s Valley Beach (8th year), Lookout Beach (6th year), The Dunes Beach (4th year) and Singing Kettle Beach (3rd year), and our two boats are Offshore Adventures’ Robberg Express and Oceanic Express.