29th September 2023
One of the beaches in Sitges.
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Sitges awarded nine ‘Blue Flags’ for its beaches – and three for the ports

The number of beaches in Sitges that receive the ‘Blue Flag’ distinction is increasing, from five last summer to nine in 2021.The beaches that have achieved this distinction are those in Les Botigues, Marina d’Aiguadolç, Sant Sebastià, La Ribera, La Barra, Garraf, Balmins, L’Estanyol and Terramar.

Three Blue Flags have also been maintained for 2021 in the ports of Aiguadolç, Club Nàutic Garraf and Ginesta.

In 2020 Blue Flags had been awarded to the beaches of Les Botigues, Marina d’Aiguadolç, Sant Sebastià, La Ribera and La Barra.

With the nine recognitions obtained on the beaches, Sitges is the municipality of Catalonia with more Blue Flags and the 4th in Spain.

Sitges Town Councillor for Beaches, Guillem Escolà, said he was satisfied because ‘it is a recognition of the effort and work to have beaches recognised nationally and internationally for their quality, sustainability and their services as a model’.

The Blue Flag distinction rewards sustainability, water quality, safety, care for people with functional diversity and the complementary or educational offers that are also in place on the beaches.

Beyond the Blue Flags, the beaches of Sitges adhere to Biosphere certification. The council is also working to renew ISO 14001 and the EMAS environmental management distinction, which recognises environmental management on beaches.

You can click here to see all beaches awarded with Blue Flags across Catalonia and throughout Spain.

One of the beaches in Sitges.
One of the beaches in Sitges. (Sitges.cat)

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