372 Blue Flag beaches in Portugal

The results are out for the 2021 Blue Flag beach season!

The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.

Central to the ideals of the Blue Flag programme is the aim of connecting the public with their surroundings and encouraging them to learn more about their environment. As such, environmental education activities must be offered and promoted in addition to a permanent display of information relevant to the site in terms of biodiversity, ecosystems and environmental phenomena.

In April 2021, the Blue Flag International Jury met online to evaluate more than 4,800 beaches, marinas and tourism boats in the Northern Hemisphere that have applied for a Blue Flag for the 2021 season.

All Blue Flag sites are reviewed annually and awarded the Blue Flag for the duration of an operating season, which can last up to a full year. The Blue Flag awards aim to bring positive change through excellence.

This year, Portugal basked in that excellence by receiving the accolade for 372 of its beaches, which is 12 beaches more than in 2020, plus 16 marinas and 11 tourist boats – a total of 399 awarded sites.
Each beach can be searched on their interactive website www.blueflag.global

Portugal has an extensive coastline with soft golden sand on every beach. With world-class beaches and marinas, a long summer and plenty of sunshine, it is the perfect year-round holiday destination, which is why more and more people are investing in Portugal property.

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