Turkey Ranks 4th for Blue Flag Beaches in Turkey | Find a Blue Flag Beach in Turkey

By | on 4 March, 2012 | 3 Comments

Bademli Beach, Dikili

Blue Flag Beaches is a certification given by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) and is an important award for countries that attract tourists for beach vacations.

There are currently324 Blue Flag Beaches in Turkey,meaning you are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a great beach in Turkey.

I am especially please to find out our home town of Dikili has been awarded a Blue Flag for its beach.

To be awarded a Blue Flag Certificate the Beaches are required to meet 4 areas of requirements, which are:

  1. Environmental Education and Information
  2. Water Quality
  3. Environmental Management
  4. Safety and Services

Each certificate is award for only one season at a time, and if any one of the criteria’s is not met the certificate will be withdrawn.

Where to find the Blue Flag Beaches in Turkey

Antalya: 174

Muğla: 73

İzmir (28)

Aydın (20)

Balıkesir (17)

Mersin (5)

Çanakkale (5)

Tekirdağ (1)

Düzce (1)

For a complete list of all the Blue Flag Beaches and more on what a Blue Flag Beaches Certificate means go to www.blueflag.org.

Do you think it’s important for Turkey to have Blue Flag Beaches?  Do you only go to Blue Flag Beaches?  What do you think of the Scheme?

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Hi my name is Kerry Arslan and this is my blog a Housewife's Guide for Living in Turkey. I came to live here with my Husband in 2010 and started my blog at the same time to share my stories of living in Turkey and the things that happen along the way. Turkey has a wonderful history and is an amazing mix of new and old. There is never a day goes by which you don't learn something new about this lovely country.

3 Responses to “Turkey Ranks 4th for Blue Flag Beaches in Turkey | Find a Blue Flag Beach in Turkey”

  1. 4 March, 2012

    EarthLaughsInFlowers Reply

    Turkey Ranks 4th for Blue Flag Beaches. Turkey now boast 324 Blue Flag Beaches leaving you spoiled for choice… http://t.co/U5FJBc3S

  2. 4 March, 2012

    Rosie Smith-Nazilli Reply

    Turkey Ranks 4th for Blue Flag Beaches. Turkey now boast 324 Blue Flag Beaches leaving you spoiled for choice… http://t.co/U5FJBc3S

  3. 9 March, 2012

    Natalie Reply

    Personally I have to questions some of the blue flag beaches. especially in the Aydin and Izmir areas. The criteria should be higher or back handeders should be stopped! :)

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