The Top 5 Countries with the Most Blue Flag Beaches

  Country Number of Blue Flag Beaches Number of Blue Flag Marinas
1 Spain 561 103
2 Greece 396 9
3 Turkey 379 21
4 France 363 88
5 Portugal 298 17
Tags: Travel & Tourism Statistics, Top 5 Most, The Environment, Spain

Sources:  Blue Flag Beach Program.

List Notes: Latest available data as of June, 2014. Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to 3,850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 32 criteria 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. If the criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the conditions change, the Blue Flag may be withdrawn.
Countries with the Most Blue Flag Beaches
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