Spain has achieved a total of 566 of these badges on its beaches. We have led the world ranking without interruption since 1987. The Association for Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC), in charge of awarding these distinctions, awarded Spain a total of 669 blue flags. 566 beaches. 98 ports. 5 sustainable boats.
It should also be noted that Spain has lost a total of 28 flags. Although this decrease confirms the high level of demand to achieve this award. And it is that last year Spain achieved its historical maximum.
The 12% of the blue flag beaches this year are natural. The 56% are totally urban. On the other hand, the 30% are semi-urban. Finally, the 2% are river beaches. 60% of all these beaches are close to protected areas. This makes them better known and more effort is put into their conservation.
Region of Murcia
The Region's coastline has achieved the same number of blue flags as last year, a total of 31, with 25 for beaches and 6 for marinas.
Águilas has achieved 11 blue flags. For the beaches of La Casica Verde, La Carolina, La Higuerica, Matalentisco, Calarreona, Poniente, La Colonia, Levante and Las Delicias. Also for the marinas of Club Náutico de Águilas and Puerto Deportivo Juan Montiel.
Mazarrón has blue flags for the beaches of Percheles, El Mojón, Alamillo, Grande-Castellar, Nares, Bahía, El Puerto and Rihuete. In addition to the port of the Club de Regatas de Mazarrón and the Puerto Deportivo.
Cartagena has also maintained its 5 beaches, Isla Plana, Playa del Cuartel, San Ginés, Levante in Cabo de Palos and Cala Cortina. In addition to the Real Club de Regatas de Cartagena. San Pedro del Pinatar has obtained blue flags for El Mojón beach and another for the Marinas Salinas port.
Finally, Lorca, which has achieved the distinction for the Calnegre cove and San Javier, for the beach of La Ensenada del Esparto.