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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can I find blue flag beaches near me?
To achieve this award the beach has to abide by the Blue flag beach criteria.