Our top 5 Blue Flag beaches

We’re big fans of Blue Flag beaches here at On the Beach, and we were thrilled to reveal our top destinations with the most Blue Flag beaches. After a little more digging (get it?!), we’ve chosen our top 5 Blue Flag beaches that we highly recommend for your next beach holiday… 

Cirali Beach, Antalya 

With a massive 194 Blue Flag beaches to its name, Antalya ranks top of the list when it comes to destinations with the most Blue Flag beaches. Cirali Beach, just outside of Antalya, is a favourite with tourists for many reasons including the safe waters, clean sands but also because the beach is home to a group of Loggerhead Turtles. Cafes dotted along the beachfront serve food and drink, while there are plenty of sun loungers available to relax on – all free of charge! 


English 👇 Après la visite d’Antalya mon road trip ne s’arrêtait pas là. J’ai continué ma route jusqu’à Fethiye. J’ai effectivement arrêté plusieurs fois sur ma route pour visiter des plages. Çirali était mon endroit coup de coeur sur ma route. J’ai diner avec cette vue incroyable, une petite escale au paradis. 😇 – – After visiting Antalya my road trip did not stop there. I continued my way to Fethiye. I actually stopped several times on my way to visit beaches. Çirali was my favorite place. I had lunch with this incredible view, a small stopover in paradise. 😇 – – #justgoshoot #thepeoplescreatives #exploretocreate #theoutbound #livefolk #lifeofadventure #bestvacations #worldtravelbook #monoart_hashtag #thattravelblog #ECC5K #visuallyobsessed #Fm2mag #alphahype #shotaroundmag #shotsonearth #inspirationculturemag #blueskydestination #dametraveler #darlingescapes #geotag #Ipulledoverforthis #fromwhereIstand #antalyabeach #antalya #beachday #chasinglight #vegantravel #turkey

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Praia Da Rocha, Algarve 

Portugal’s Algarve currently has 84 Blue Flag certified beaches scattered across the region including popular beaches in Albufeira, Vilamoura and Lagos. Boasting soft sands and safe waters, Praia Da Rocha (see below) in Faro is perfect for a family day out at the beach. Due to the vast open space of the beach, there’s always room to find a space to relax and you’ll also find a huge variety of cafes and restaurants dotted along the beachfront. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s also a handful of watersports on offer… 

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Playa Levante, Costa Blanca

It’s no surprise that Costa Blanca, which translates as “white beach”, has a huge 62 certified Blue Flag beaches. Home to resorts such as Benidorm, Albir and Alicante, you’re likely to step foot on a Blue Flag beach in Costa Blanca without realising. Playa Levante, situated in Benidorm, offers a long straight promenade that leads straight into the popular Old Town. Bars and cafes line the walkway and there are also a wide range of watersports on offer at the beach.    


Don’t disturb 🌴#Benidorm

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Nissi Beach, Cyprus

 With a huge 57 Blue Flag beaches, the picturesque island of Cyprus will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to top up your tan. Located just outside of Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach offers everything you’d expect from a great beach – golden sands, clear waters and plenty on offer to keep you busy (if you’re not too busy sunbathing)     


Cala Estancia, Majorca 

Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is home to 31 Blue Flag beaches in popular resorts such as Alcudia and Palma. Cala Estancia, located in the peaceful resort of Can Pastilla, is one of our favourite Blue Flag beaches in the resort. Find yourself a quiet spot on the beach and watch the world pass by or enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at one of the many bars and restaurants that line the open sands. The area surrounding the beach offers great views so rent a bike and take in the scenery… 

#mallorca #calaestancia #canpastilla

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Experience a Blue Flag beach on your next holiday

Written on 20th April 2018 by

Joshua Carry-James

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