Sardinia’s Blue Flag Beaches 2013

As winter closes in around us, it’s good to keep in mind our next summer vacation destination, and here are seven reasons to make Sardinia, Italy your holiday destination in 2014!

This past year, Sardinia’s immaculate beaches were awarded with seven blue flags from the non-profit organization –  Blue Flag.

What is a Blue Flag?

2000px-Blue_Flag_Logo.svg“The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.”

Beaches are awarded the blue flag based on 32 criteria which the beach must meet; should the beach fail to comply with these criteria during the year, the blue flag can be withdrawn. Here are just a few of the criteria needed:

  • Environmental Education and Information.
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Management
  • Safety and Services
  • All Blue flags are awarded for one season at a time.

Sardinia’s Seven Blue Flags 2013

  • Olbia-Tempio – La Maddalena Punta Tegge – Spalmatore
  • Olbia-Tempio – Palau Vecchio – Scimara
  • Olbia-Tempio – S. Teresa Gallura – La Rena Bianca
  • Oristano – Torre Grande
  • Sassari – Castelsardo – Ampurias
  • Tortolì – Lido di Orri, Lido di Crea
  • Quartu S. Elena – Poetto

I’ve only visited one blue flag beach and that was La Rena Bianca, and it was during an August heat wave; it was beautifully packed and spectacularly stunning.

La Rena Bianca on a hot August afternoon.

La Rena Bianca on a hot August afternoon.

My mission for summer 2014 is to visit this year’s list of winners. Should be a splendid beach season!

Here’s to 2014 Sardinia – wishing you success in collecting more blue flags.

Have you been to any of Sardinia’s Blue Flag Beaches?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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14 Responses to Sardinia’s Blue Flag Beaches 2013

  1. colonialist says:

    I am envious. Our Blue Flag was withdrawn due to mismanagement by the local authority. Sheer negligence – and then loads of excuses but no effective action.

  2. Anna says:

    Hm, I wonder if any of Russian beaches meet the criteria. Probably not. Lucky you!

  3. ailsapm says:

    That’s the first I’ve heard of Blue Flags, good to know, Jennifer! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. xxx Ailsa

  4. This post has been reminiscing of the summer!!!! Every time I come home I start the countdown for our return trip, lol!

  5. Expat Eye says:

    That is a lovely mission for the year! :)

  6. M. R. says:

    This is an aspect of beaching never previously considered by moi! – and a damned useful one, too! Tell me, Jennifer – how are the burn scars coming along?

  7. Jo Bryant says:

    I have never heard of this. What really horrified me [though sadly did NOT surprise me] was New Zealand. NO beaches have this…not one. I hope that they start applying to be part of this.

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