Red letter day as Blue Flag raised

Mkhululi Ndamase

PROUDLY hoisting a Blue Flag at Humewood’s beach office, Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Ben Fihla yesterday celebrated the prestigious status given to two of the city’s beaches.

Blue Flag status – the global accolade for beaches that meet strict environmental, water quality and security criteria – is regarded as a tourist drawcard and a feather in the cap for the metro as it hopes to lure holidaymakers from all over the world.

Last month Humewood Beach retained its Blue Flag status, while Kings Beach – which had lost its almost three years ago because of storm-water management issues – regained it after the problems were sorted out.

 

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