Abruzzo has been awarded 10 Blue Flags for in 2019. 15 of the 22 stretches of very best of Blue Flag beaches in Abruzzo are in the province of Teramo: Tortoreto, Giulianova’s , Roseto degli Abruzzo, Pineto’s , Silvi, the rest are in the province of Chieti: San Vito Chietino, Fossacessia Marina, Vasto’s Punta Penna, Vignola, San Tommasa, San Salvo Marina , whilst inland Lago di Scanno has made the list in the province of L’Aquila!
(The drone footage of some of these Blue Flag beach flags have been filmed low season, so sunbeds etc are not always displayed!)
Spiaggia del Sole, Blue Flag Season 15 Jun – 31 Aug, Website, Directions
Lungomare Zara, Blue Flag Season 01 Jul – 30 Sep, Website, Directions
Lungomare Spalato, Blue Flag Season 01 Jul – 31 Aug, Website, Directions
ROSETO DEGLI ABRUZZI
Lungomare Nord, Lungomare Centrale, Lungomare Sud, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 15 Sept, Website, Directions
Lungomare dei Pini-Pineta Catucci, S.Maria a Valle Nord, S.Maria a Valle Sud, Torre Cerrano, Corfù, Villa Fumosa, Blue Flag Season 01 Jul – 31 Aug, Website, Directions
Lungomare Centrale, Parco Marino Torre del Cerrano, Arenile Sud, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 31 Aug, Website, Directions
SAN VITO CHIETINO
Molo Sud, Blue Flag Season – 01 July – 31 August, Website, Directions
Fossacessia Marina, Blue Flag Season – 15 June – 15 Sept, Website, Directions
Punta Penna, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 30 Sept , Website, Directions
Vignola, Blue Flag Season – 01 June- 30 Sept, Website, Directions
Vasto – San Nicola, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 30 Sept, Website, Directions
Vasto – San Tommaso, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 30 Sept, Website, Directions
San Salvo Marina, Blue Flag Season – 15 June – 31 August, Website, Directions
LAGO DI SCANNO
Why Blue Flag Beaches are SO Important to the environment….
Blue Flag beaches act as a standard and help encourage other less clean and tidy councils to move forward and adopt the same high standards, which in affect promote marine and seabird life rather than suffocate it.
To be awarded a Blue Flag the Council must spend a minimum of 400 hours a week removing rubbish from the sand and have adequately available waste bins that offer recycling. This is beneficial not just for your walk along the beach, but for countering the littering due to over-flowing waste bins, thereby lessening the chances of the remains of ‘your day at the beach’ poisoning the local sea and animal life.
A Blue Flag beach must have public toilet facilities and a free water supply nearby which ensures that you do not have to ‘buy’ something in order to go to the loo or have a quick drink of water.
Lastly and most importantly for those of you that love dipping your toes in the sea, paddling or swimming and don’t fancy the idea of the water being infused with how can we put this nicely…human poo – Blue Flag beaches guarantee that the local water contains no more than 500 total coliforms (bacteria) per 100 ml of water and no more than 100 faecal coliforms (human sewage) per 100 ml of water. Imagine too how that translates into how much better the local seafood and fish taste without in affect your plastic or personal rubbish!