#LoveSA: 11 Blue Flags beaches you have to check out

2017-07-24 11:46
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Cape Town - South Africa has a total of Fifty-eight Blue Flags proudly being flown at coastal sites across the country and many of ideal for a little mini-weekend adventure or the ultimate spring or summer break.

Earlier this year he announcement of the 2016- 2017 International Blue Flag Jury results revealed that a total of 45 South African beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status this year, along with five marinas and eight sustainable tourism boats.

SEE: PICS: Blue Flags wave proudly across 58 SA beaches -  Click here to view the full list of Blue Flag beaches, marinas and boats.

Here are our top 11 Blue Flag beaches off your list this coming Spring:

1. Grotto Beach, Hermanus - 16 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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2. Humewood Beach, Port Elizabeth - 16 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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3. Marina Beach, Southbroom - 15 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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4. Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town - 13 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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5. Bikini Beach, Gordon's Bay - 13 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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6. Kelly's Beach, Port Alfred - 12 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach 

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7. Lappiesbaai Beach, StilBaai - 12 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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8. Hawston Beach - 11 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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9. Kleinmond Beach - 11 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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10. Camps Bay Beach - 9 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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11. Strandfontein Beach - 9 consecutive years as a Blue Flag beach

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