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Blue Flag Beaches in Andalucia 2023

Andalucia has over 1000 kilometres of coastline and something over 300 beaches. The majority are small and located in cozy bays. Some places have hard-to-reach bays of a bizarre shape, attractive to the active traveller. Many beaches do not have natural shade, as the vegetation is either too small or completely absent, so do not forget your sun umbrella and protective products. Many of the isolated beaches also do not have toilet or changing facilities or chiringuitos.

By Nick Nutter | Updated 18 Jun 2023 | Andalucia | Living In Andalucia | Login to add to YOUR Favourites Favourites Icon or Read Later

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Beach at Aguadulce on the Costa Almeria

Blue Flag Beaches in Andalucia – 2023

Each autumn, town halls submit applications to have their beaches awarded a ‘Blue Flag’. In order to gain the award the beaches must have clean bathing water and showers, life-guards, signage and environmental awareness programmes.

By definition, the isolated ‘virgin beaches’ enjoyed by many cannot qualify for a Blue Flag but that does not necessarily mean they are less superior to the others.

In 2023, Andalucia was awarded 114 Blue Flags for its beaches.

Blue Flag Beaches on the Costa de la Luz

Isla Canela on the Costa de la Luz Isla Canela on the Costa de la Luz

Isla Canela on the Costa de la Luz

In 2023, the Costa de la Luz gained 31 Blue Flag beaches. It has more Blue Flag beaches per kilometre of coast than any other part of Andalucia.

Ayamonte
Isla Canela
Punta del Moral
Los Haranges
Isla Cristina
Playa Central
La Casita Azul
Islantilla
Lepe
Santa Pura
Cartaya El Rompido
Playa de San Miguel
Cano de la Culeta
Punta Umbria
El Albergue
Moguer
Del Parador
Huelva City
El Espignon Juan Carlos I
Chipiona
Micaela
Cruz del Mar
Carnaron
Regla
Tres Piedras
Rota
La Ballena
Punta Candor
Puntalillo
Galeones
La Costilla
Rompidillo – Chorillo
El Puerto de Santa Maria
Fuentebravia
Santa Catalina
La Puntilla
Valdegrana
Cadiz
La Caleta
Santa Maria del Mar
La Victoria
Cortadura – Poniente
San Fernando
Camposito – El Castillo
Chiclana de la Frontera
Roche
Fontanilla
Los Bateles
Vejer
El Palmar
Barbate
Zahara de los Atunes
Algeciras
Getares
San Roque
La Alcaidesa
Torreguadiaro
Cala Sardina



Blue Flag Beaches on the Costa del Sol

Marbella beach on the Costa del Sol Marbella beach on the Costa del Sol

Marbella beach on the Costa del Sol

In 2023 there are 39 Blue Flag beaches on the Costa del Sol. For some reason, the beaches of Estepona do not feature in the list since the town hall neglected to make any applications in the autumn of 2022.

Manilva
Sabinillas beach
Casares
Playa Ancha
Marbella
Guadalmina
Puerto Banus – Levante beach
Casablanca
Nagueles
Fontanilla
Faro
Venus
El Cable
Alicate
Mijas
Calahonda
El Bombo
La Cala
Chaparal
Fuengirola
Castillo
Fuengirola
Los Boliches
Carvajal
Benalmadena
Torrebermeja
Fuente de la Salud
Torremolinos
Los Alamos
Malaga
Misericordia
San Andres
La Malaqueta
La Caleta
Pedregalejo
El Palo
El Dado
Velez Malaga
Benajarafe
Torre del Mar
La Caleto Paso
Algarrobo
Algarrrobo Costa
Torrox
Ferrara
El Morche
Nerja
Playazo Chucho
Terrecilla
Burriana
Maro



Blue Flag Beaches on the Costa Tropical

Almuñecar beach on the Costa Tropical Almuñecar beach on the Costa Tropical

Almuñecar beach on the Costa Tropical

In 2023, the Costa Tropical gained 12 Blue Flag Beaches.

Almuñecar
La Herradura
Marina del Este
San Cristobal
Velilla
Puerto de Mar
Salobreña
La Guardia
Gualchos
Sotillo – Castel
Motril
Playa Granada
Carchuna
Calahonda
Del Cañon-La Pelá
Torrenueva Costa
Torrenueva

Blue Flag Beaches on the Costa Almeria

Roquetas beach on the Costa Almeria Roquetas beach on the Costa Almeria

Roquetas beach on the Costa Almeria

In 2023, the Costa Tropical gained 32 Blue Flag Beaches.

Adra
Siena Loca
San Nicholas
Censo
Carboncillo
Balanegro
Balanegor
El Ejido
Balerma
San Miguel
Almerimar Poniente
Almerimar Levante
Roquetas de Mar
Urbanización Playa Serena
Urbanización Roquetas
La Bajadilla
Romanillas
Salinas
Aguadulce
Almeria
Almeria
Nijar
San Jose
Agua Amarga
Carboneras
Los Marinicas
Los Barquicos
El Ancon
Las Marinicas
Mojacar
Venta del Bancal – Ventanicas
Lance Nueva
El Cantal
Descargador
Marina de la Torre
Vera
El Playazo
Cuevas de Almanzora
Pozo del Esparto
Pulpi
Los Nardos
Calypso Mar Serena
Mar Rabiosa




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