Blue Flag Beaches in Sardinia 2016

Blue Flags 2016 in Sardinia: It was announced the list of locations, sea and lake, which in the world have been awarded the Blue Flag 2016 of the Fee, the international award honoring tourist destinations that are able to combine the excellent quality of bathing waters with a comfortable level of services for tourists staying there and promoting sustainable tourism. From our point of view, it becomes a very useful tool to understand what are the local realities that better administer their own territory, striving to offer excellent quality services.

So we are proud to announce that this year Sardinia, with a real exploit, goes from 8 to 11 places that can boast the precious recognition, in addition to famous Quartu Sant’Elena, Tortolì, Palau, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Caprera, Torre Grande of Oristano, Castelsardo and Sorso, they add Badesi, Sassari and Teulada for a total of 28 beaches.

List of 28 Blue Flag beaches in Sardinia 2016:

Blue Flags in Gallura (North East Sardinia):

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Kite surfing in Porto Pollo, Palau (by local tourist office)

  • Badesi:
    • Li Junchi beach
  • Palau:
    • L’ Isuledda (Porto Pollo)
    • Sciumara
    • Liscia
    • Palau Vecchio
  • La Maddalena:
    • Spiaggia dei due Mari, Caprera
    • Spiaggia del Relitto, Caprera
    • Porto Lungo
    • Spalmatore
  • Santa Teresa Gallura:
    • Rena Ponente (Loc. Capo Testa)
    • Rena Bianca
    • Zia Culumba (Loc. CapoTesta, Levante Rena)

Blue Flags in the province of Sassari (North West Sardinia):

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Marina beach in Sorso, courtesy of Sorso muncipaliy

  • Sorso:
    • Marina di Sorso
  • Castelsardo:
    • Madonnina / Stella Maris
    • Sacro Cuore / Ampurias
  • Sassari:
    • Porto Ferro

Blue Flags in Ogliastra (Central East Sardinia):

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Porto Frailis beach in Tortolì, screenshot from this video.

  • Tortolì:
    • Lido di Cea
    • Lido di Orri (I and II beach)
    • Muxi (II Golfetto)
    • Orri Foxilioni
    • Ponente (note “la Capannina”)
    • Porto Frailis

Blue Flags in the province of Oristano (Central West Sardinia):

  • Oristano:
    • Torre Grande

Blue Flags in the province of Cagliari (South Sardinia):

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Mari Pintau beach, Quartu (photo credit: Trinchetto – CC)

  • Quartu Sant ‘Elena:
    • Poetto beach of Quartu
    • Mari Pintau (Geremeas)
  • Teulada:
    • Portu Tramatzu
    • Sabbie Bianche
    • Tuerredda

What are the blue flags?

The Blue Flag is an award that is awarded by the FEE (Foundation for environmental education) only on a voluntary basis – to be clear, if it is not required there is no possibility that it will be obtained – and only if it meets certain water health requirements and quality of services offered to swimmers. The guiding criteria for the award of Blue Flags should be on the quality of bathing water, equipment, services, and environmentally policies. More than 4000 beaches obtained in the blue flags in the world, we see together all the criteria to be met.

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