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We have lovely, clean beaches near Somerset West!

October 13, 2014

Blueflag

We are very lucky here at Penny Lane Lodge as we have some beautiful beaches just a few minutes drive away down on the False Bay coast. The setting is stunning with breath-taking views over the sparkling blue sea across to Table Mountain and Cape Point.  There are clean sandy beaches all the way from Strand to Gordon’s Bay, with occasional rocky outcrops where rock pools housing tiny crabs and shellfish can be found.

We were delighted to here the news that tourism here in the Helderberg (Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay) received another boost last week with the announcement that the Harbour Island has now gained the international Blue Flag stamp of approval.

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Harbour Island, a marina located in Gordon’s Bay, was one of 27 Western Cape beaches and marinas to receive this important quality award by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa.our Island, a marina located in Gordon’s Bay, was one of 27 Western Cape beaches and marinas to receive this important quality award by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa.
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Bikini Beach just down the coast which we looked at last year, also retained its Blue Flag status, which is more good news.

Blue Flag is an international award for those beaches which meet strict criteria for water and sand quality, cleanliness, and environmental education and management.

You can see the full list of Blue Flag beaches at www.blueflag.org.za

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