This year once again, the Valencian Community led the way with the highest number of blue flag beaches in Spain. In fact, this year three more beaches have been added compared to last year’s list. But why is this flag so important? Is it to do with the environment? Would you like to know which are the best beaches on the Costa Blanca that are flying this blue flag? Keep reading to find out what makes them so special!
What does it mean to see a blue flag flying on a beach?
The blue flag is the highest accolade a beach or sports marina can receive, in recognition of the environmental quality of its waters. To be awarded a flag, these places have to fulfil a number of requirements to meet certain standards. To give you an idea of what it means, it is rather like a restaurant receiving a Michelin star. But do you know the selection criteria that are used? And the characteristics of these beaches?
The most important feature is the quality of the water. In fact, the Costa Blanca blue flag beaches have the cleanest, most limpid crystal clear waters that enable you to see the sea bed at all times. But that’s not all. The blue flag guarantees the cleanliness of the beaches as well. So it insists on proper waste management to preserve the natural environment, and to respect biodiversity, even though many of these places are tourist hot spots. This recognition also ensures that the beaches are safe and accessible for people with reduced mobility. Although, here we should mention that pets are not allowed.
Blue flag beaches on the Costa Blanca
We never tire of telling you that Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol offers so many advantages! One of the main ones, especially now in the summer, is that of having the best beaches on your doorstep. A treat for the senses! And we are not talking about just any old beaches, but some of the very best ones. Both for their surroundings and also for the blue flag flying overhead. Shall we go to the beach then?
You are sure to know this famous little cove already as it is part of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol: Cala Moraig. It is the ideal spot to freshen up with a dip in the water, for snorkelling or for enjoying some peace and quiet. And just a few kilometres away there is another little beach with enormous charm that belongs to the district of Benissa. Do you know which one it is? Yes, that’s right, its Cala Fustera!
Do you want to enjoy beach and a bit of urban life without straying too far from home? Then we have the perfect towns just on our doorstep: Altea and Denia! Altea has no less than 3 beaches with a blue flag: Cap Blanc, La Roda and L’Espigó. You will also find every type of beach, both sandy and pebbly. There are beaches to suit everyone, but one thing is sure, once you get there you won’t want to go home.
When you are in Denia you can choose from among 6 beaches with a blue flag. Els Molinis beach is ideal for water sports or for a beach volley ball game with friends. If you’re planning a family day out at the seaside your best bet is Les Marines. It has everything you need with all kind of services. For example: If you are looking for comfort above anything else, you can rent a hammock and a sunshade there.
Now we have told you some of the best blue flag beaches on the Costa Blanca you know what you need to do, right? Get out your swimming costume or bikini and head for one of the beaches we mentioned and have a great day. If you want to find some of the lesser known corners of the Costa Blanca, make sure that you read our blog and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.