Top 5 Countries with The Most Blue Flag Sites in the World

blue flag Jun 19, 2021

The Blue Flag is a programme that qualifies the beaches, marinas, and boats in terms of environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria. Sites that have a Blue Flag prove how they meet environmentally-friendly standards and show their contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 4820 Beaches, Marinas, and Boats from 49 countries currently in the programme and these numbers increase every year. Do you know which countries have the most blue flag sites in the world? We gathered the Top 5 Countries with The Most Blue Flag Sites for you.

Spain

Spain has 614 beaches, 96 marinas, and 2 boats so 712 sites that has a Blue Flag exist there. Spain is the first country that has the most Blue Flag sites every year since the Blue Flag awards have begun in 1987.

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Greece

Greece is the second country that has the most Blue Flag sites in the world with 567 sites. Greece has totally 545 beaches, 16 marinas, and 6 boats.

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Turkey

Turkey has 519 beaches, 22 marinas, and 10 boats so 551 Blue Flag awarded sites are available in Turkey. This number makes Turkey the third country in the world.

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France

France has Blue Flag awarded 410 beaches and 115 marinas so totally 525 sites. France is the fourth country in the world.

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Italy

Italy has 416 beaches and 81 marinas so it has totally 497 Blue Flag awarded sites. This number makes Italy the fifth country in the world.

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As we see above, the leading countries in the Blue Flag organization are located on the Mediterranean coasts.

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Source:  https://www.blueflag.global/