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?
“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which the beach must meet; should the beach fail to comply with these criteria during the year, the blue flag can be withdrawn.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.
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.