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The Blue Flag in 21 beaches and yacht ports

10.05.2017

Latvia has become leader in the Baltics with its clean beaches.

The Blue Flag International Jury has acknowledged that 21 beaches and yacht ports in Latvia in the season of 2017 comply with all certification requirements and we will be able to enjoy water activities conveniently and securely there.

The Blue Flag is the most popular tourism eco-certificate in the world that turns 30 this year. The programme of Blue Flag in Latvia is coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education of Latvia.

“According to the results of this year, we are happy that more and more beaches comply with the strict certification requirements of the Blue Flag and Latvia has become leader in the Baltics,” said the representative of the Foundation for Environmental Education of Latvia Mr Jānis Ulme.

To ensure independent and comprehensive assessment of applications, candidates for the Blue Flag are evaluated in two levels – national and international. In 2016, 4,266 Blue Flags were waving in 47 countries, out of which 19 flags were waving in Latvia.

This year Blue Flag will be waving: on six beaches in Jūrmala – Jaunķemeri, Bulduri, Dubulti, Dzintari, Majori, and Melluži; on three beaches in Liepāja – Dienvidrietumu and Beberliņi and on the beach near the stadium; on two beaches of Daugavpils City at Stropi Lake; on Mārtiņsala beach of Kuldīga city; on Vakarbuļļi beach of Riga city; at Radži water reservoir of Jēkabpils city; on Abragciems beach at the camping place in Engure municipality; on the central beach in Saulkrasti municipality; on Lielezers beach in Limbaži municipality and on Ventpils city beach.

The Blue Flag has been provided to three yacht ports in Jūrmala, Liepāja and Pāvilosta.

Summers in the Baltics are short, however, 500km long seashore with the white sand beaches and not only those with the Blue Flag provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy sun, fresh air and a refreshing swim.

Latvia with its rivers and lakes is rich in water and welcomes its guests to enjoy it!