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 i

 

 

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which the beach must meet; should the beach fail to comply with these criteria during the year, the blue flag can be withdrawn.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

 

4 responses

  1. I just stumbled across this blog as I was gathering more info for my first trip to Sardinia this May! Oh, I’m just so excited and trying to live “in the moment”, but this travel on my calendar and your beach pic above make it a bit difficult 😉 Any quick tips you can share with a single female traveler?!

      • Hello, again. I won’t be driving while in Sardinia; I actually look forward to letting others take the wheel while on vacation 🙂 I’ll be staying in 2 different B&B’s, 1 in Alghero and 1 in Cagliari, with a train or bus getting me between the two cities half-way through my trip. While in each town, I hope to find good places to sit, read, drink coffee, and people watch…oh, and nap on a beach or two?! I’m in need of a reset while taking in some scenery, nothing too extreme for this girl. I’ve followed some of the recommended reading links here on your blog, too, thanks 🙂

      • Sounds like you have it all planned out. You will love it here and there are plenty of great beaches and bars to people watch. 🙂 Thanks again for popping in and commenting, if you need anything else just drop me a line.

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