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The Best Beaches in Spain
If your idea of the perfect holiday is lounging around on beautiful beaches, then Spain is most definitely the country for you,
and with over 4000 kilometres of coastline to choose from you are as they say....spoilt for choice. If you decide to plan a beach holiday
then the following guide will be of great help to you. It was to be called the top 10 beaches in Spain, then I thought well for lots of reasons
i.e location, privacy, cleanliness, type of activities offered etc etc everyone has an opinion, so here are the beaches......you decide.
538 Blue Flags have been awarded to Spain's beaches for 2012, which was an increase of 27 beaches on 2011 and means once again Spain has the highest number of blue flag beaches in the world. This is great news for the tourism industry and foreign visitors, around 85% choose coastal areas.
The Blue flags where awarded to beaches located all around Spain's long coastline and where distributed around the autonomous regions as follows:
Balearic Islands: 46
Canary Islands: 42
Ceuta & Melilla: 3
Valencia : 108
Galicia : 126
Murcia : 26
The Basque Country: 4
Blue Flag Beaches in Spain 2012
The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco label awarded to thousands of beaches and marinas in 41 countries across Europe and around the world. It is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. The program also includes environmental education and information for the public, decision makers and tourism operators. Galicia in the to Marbella in the south, Spain really can boast it has some of the most beautiful and best beaches in Spain.
Playa de Estorde - La Coruña - North West Spain