Flying 17 Blue Flags in Marina Alta

Today the blue flags that will fly on the beaches this summer have been announced. For yet another year, the Valencian Community is the leader in Spain and, by provinces, Alicante is in second place. 

Specifically, the Marina Alta has once again revalidated its 17 Blue Flags, a recognition of the quality of our beaches.

The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries.

FEE’s Blue Flag criteria include standards for quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria.

The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.

Certificates, which FEE refers to as awards, are issued on an annual basis to beaches and marinas of it’s member countries. 

In the European Union, the water quality standards are incorporated in the EC Water Framework Directive.

Take a look through the 17 Blu Flag beaches in the Marina Alta for 2021. 

Javea’s Three Awards

  • L’Arenal,
  • El Gravel
  • La Granadella

Denia’s Six Awards

  • Les Bovetes
  • Les Marines
  • Molins
  • Punta Raset
  • Marineta Casiana ( With Special Disabled Bathing Facilities)
  • The Deveses

Teulada/Moriara’s Three Awards

  • El Portet,
  • L’Ampolla
  • Les Platgetes

Calpe’s Three Awards

  • La Fossa,
  • Cantal Roig
  • Arenal Bol


  • Cala Fustera
Cala Fustera


  • Cala Moraig

Cala Moraig

We would like to thank Frank Bowerman from Costa Blanca Digital who has posted many of these wonderful photographs on the Javea Connect group over the years.