Axarquia Blue Flagged Beaches announced

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As the summer countdown begins the province of Málaga has once again garnered significant support in the form of Blue Flag awards for the upcoming season. The Association for Environmental Education and Consumer Affairs (ADEAC) recently released its annual list of distinguished beaches and marinas. In Axarquia several of the beaches have received the coveted Blue Flag status.

Blue Flag Beaches in Axarquia

In Axarquia, Nerja boasts Blue Flag status for Burriana, Maro, Playazo, Chucho, and Torrecilla beaches. Torrox celebrates El Morche and Ferrara. Vélez-Málaga shines with Benajarafe, La Caleta (Paseo), and Torre del Mar beaches.

Impact of Blue Flag Awards on Tourism

These awards not only signify the natural beauty and high standards of Axarquia’s beaches but also contribute to the region’s appeal as a top tourist destination. As the summer season draws nearer, locals and visitors can anticipate enjoying the sun, sand, and sea on these beaches.

Spain Leads Global Beach Distinctions

Spain in general has outdone itself this year, earning a total of 18 more Blue Flags compared to last year, reaching a grand total of 747 flags across the country. Globally, these accolades span 52 countries, with Spain leading the pack in beach distinctions, closely followed by Greece and Turkey.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!