Blue Flag 2019: 352 beaches awarded in Portugal
An extensive coastline with soft golden sand on every beach, a long summer and plenty of sunshine all year round make Portugal an obvious choice as a holiday destination.
Portugal will surpass for the first time this year the three hundred and thirty beaches (352) with Blue Flag, 20 more than 2018, being 317 coastal and 35 fluvial, announced today the Blue Flag Association of Europe. "18 new coastal beaches and two river beaches entered.
The Centro region will have 28 coastal beaches with this award, plus four over 2018.
Comments and reports in the international media acknowledging the quality and beauty of Portugal's beaches are commonplace. And it is no coincidence that 352 of our beaches fly the European Blue Flag, and 215 of them are classed as Accessible Beaches!
Home of a vast variety of beaches, Portugal remains the 5th Blue Flag position in European countries, although with a fast increase in the number of awarded beaches / marinas. The Blue Flag Programme started in 1986 with the aim to reward and distinct, among the public and local decision makers, the necessity to improve and protect the coastal and marine environment and also to lead to action to solve existing problems. To check the full list of Blue Flag beaches, visit: http://bandeiraazul.abae.pt/.
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