Blue Flag Beaches

Malta Swimming, Malta Beach Holidays

Date Last Updated: 5th May 2020

Blue Flag Beaches have been adopted in Malta in these last few years. This is a standard of quality for the beaches to provide a first quality service to all Maltese and tourists alike.

Everyone can benefit from the good use of the coast and at the same time respecting the natural environment of the beach.

People sunbathing at Golden Bay. One of Malta's Blue flag beaches.

What are blue flag beaches?

Blue flag beaches is an award by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE) based in Denmark that when a marina, beach or a boating tourism has met its obligatory requirements.

How many blue flag beaches in the world?

The BF for 2020 has been awarded to 4573 beaches and marinas in 47 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

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Malta Blue Flag Beach List 2020

For this year Malta has been awarded eleven quality flags for its efforts in the sustainable management of beaches.

Eleven beaches qualified to the Blue Flag international status.

Malta

Gozo

  • Hondoq Ir-Rummien Bay, Qala
  • Marsalforn Bay, Marsalforn
  • Ramla l-Hamra Bay, Xaghra

Blue Flag Beaches in Malta and Gozo are there to be enjoyed by all.

It adopts a sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria with water quality, environment education and information, environment management and safety apart from other services.

Youngsters enjoying the day at Ramla Bay Gozo.

The Malta Tourist Authority is responsible for the beach management of the Blue Flag international Criteria for Malta and Gozo

The Blue Flag Program was started in 2006 and this year in 2020 Malta and Gozo have eleven Blue Flag beaches. The award is only valid for one year and the requirements have to be met again the following year.

The following criteria are provided for each beach between mid-June to September of each year for eight hours everyday all week.

map of blue flag beaches in malta

How can I find blue flag beaches near me?

  • You can use this map to find blue flag beaches near your location

Requirements For Blue Flag Certification for beaches

To achieve this award the beach has to abide by the Blue flag beach criteria.

  • Qualified lifeguards posted in lifeguard shaded platform
  • First aid personnel and clinic room
  • Experienced beach supervisors
  • Flag pole and safety flag system
  • On-site beach cleaners
  • Notice board with code of conduct and ecology boards
  • Waste separation rubbish bins, beach ashtrays and collection of waste
  • Bridges and ladders to facilitate swimmers and walkways
  • Separate male, female and disabled toilet cabinets
  • Swimmer zones perimeter for safety of swimmers
St. George's Bay filled up with tourists

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