RECORD NUMBER OF BLUE FLAGS FOR THE ALGARVE BEACHES.
A record number of 85 beaches will fly the blue flag this summer which is 3 more blue flags than last year, including the marinas of Albufeira, Lagos, Portimao and Vilamoura.
This certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education FEE is given to beaches that meet the highest standards. According to the association which attributes the awards, the European Blue Flag Association ABAE, one new beach and three previous Blue Flag beaches are on this year’s list. Newcomer Beliche beach in Sagres, is on the list for the first time, Ferragudo beach in Lagoa, Alemães beach Albufeira and Tonel Beach in Vila de Bispo have made come backs after loosing the flag last year.