When time permits, and when the weather is just right (like a strong mistral blowing through) I like to take long coastal walks to discover hidden coves, islets and even old lighthouses like at Porto Faro, Palau, Sardinia, Italy. This coastal walk is unlike any I’ve ever done, with its craggy coastline and many, many hidden and delicious beaches to be discovered. Continue reading
Reminiscing of August past, through rose-coloured glasses, in all her splendid glory, she lays waiting for me. Sardinia.
Where did you spend your summer holidays?
Sardinia has done it again with an impressive 28 Blue Flags flying effortlessly around her turquoise coast. That is 21 more blue flags since 2013, so there is plenty of beach to play for those seeking a little vitamin sea in the heart of the Mediterranean.
What is a Blue Flag?
The Blue Flag is a world-renowned eco-certification awarded to beaches and marinas in countless countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.
When you see a Blue Flag flying, you know a beach or marina is clean and accessible; has great water quality; meets high safety standards; and is working hard to protect local shorelines and ecosystems. Blue Flags are flying at 25 beaches and six marinas in Canada.
Beaches are awarded the blue flag based on several 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which the beach must meet; should the beach fail to comply with these criteria during the year, the blue flag can be withdrawn.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
It takes a strong community and desire to keep these beaches immaculate. These 28 beaches are sparkling gems from Sardinia’s coastal populations. Please enjoy responsibly.
28 Blue Flag Beaches: Sardinia 2013-2016
- Poetto, Quartu Sant’ Elena
- Mare Pintau, Quartu Sant’ Elena
- Portu Tramatzu, Teulada
- Sabbie Bianche, Teulada
- Tuerredda, Teulada
- Spiaggia di Li Junchi, Badesi
- L’Isuledda, Porto Pollo
- La Sciumara, Palau
- Foce Fiume Liscia, Palau
- Palau Vecchio, Palau
- Spiaggia dei due Mari, Isola Caprera
- Spiaggia del Relitto, Isola Caprera
- Porto Lungo, La Maddalena
- Spalmatore, La Maddalena
- Rena Ponente, Capo Testa
- Rena Bianca, Capo Testa
- Zia Culumba, Capo Testa
- Lido di Cea, Tortoli
- Lido di Orri, Tortoli
- Muxi, Tortoli
- Orri Foxilioni, Tortoli
- La Capannina or Potente, Arbatax
- Porto Frailia, Arbatax
- Spiaggia di Torregrande, Oristano
- Marina di Sorso, Sorso
- Madonnina/Stella Maris, Castelsardo
- Sacro Cuore/Ampurias, Castelsardo
- Porto Ferro, Sassari
There you have it! 28 stunning stretches of sand, sea and sun to sink your feet into. Which beach(s) have you set foot on?
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Yesterday was the first time we hit the beach this year. It was a perfect hot day for the beach but the water is still cold and only the brave dare enter. Where do you get your beach on?