What does the blue flag mean at the beaches?

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User Greta
Wednesday 2 May 2007

What does the blue flag mean at the beaches?

User Floris (Employee)
Wednesday 11 May 2016

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded. The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.


The Blue Flag programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

What are the beach criteria?
Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance criteria with covering the following:
1) Environmental Education and Information
2) Water Quality
3) Environmental Management
4) Safety and Services

All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time.

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