Coast and beaches

Sea quality in the area of Istria has been monitored continuously since 1988. Based on years-long examination, the criteria of sea quality have been introduced, classifying it into four categories marked by different colours. Blue colour marks high quality sea, green colour marks the sea acceptable for bathing, yellow colour marks moderately polluted sea, while red marks heavily polluted sea.

Sea quality in the area of Istria has been monitored continuously since 1988. Based on years-long examination, the criteria of sea quality have been introduced, classifying it into four categories marked by different colours. Blue colour marks high quality sea, green colour marks the sea acceptable for bathing, yellow colour marks moderately polluted sea, while red marks heavily polluted sea. 

These criteria tend to point out the coastal areas with very clean sea. It is precisely the blue colour that makes the basis of the Blue Flag project which aims at preserving sea and shore. Beaches and marinas with Blue Flags are the ones with clean sea, quality services and equipment, and in order to be recognized as such they have to meet numerous criteria of the sea and shore preservation project which has been implemented in Europe since 1987, and since the year 2000 even in the rest of the world. The award is given for the period of 1 year and has to be earned every year. 

This year on Brulo Beach in Poreč one more Blue Flag, 21st in a row, was hoisted ceremoniously. Twenty beaches in the area of Poreč proudly show off their Blue Flags, the beaches of Plava laguna (Blue Lagoon) boast 9, and those of the Poreč Riviera 8 of them. There is one more flaunting in the marina, while the town beaches have 3. For as long as 12 years Poreč has been included in the international project for the preservation of sea and coastal area as well as safe beaches and shoreline. From year to year the town tends to prove how much it contributes to the welfare of its citizens and guests. We are proud to say out loud that 20% of all the Blue Flags in Croatia belong to Poreč!

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