Princess Lalla Hasna and Mohammed VI Foundation Award 21 Moroccan Beaches Blue Flag

21 Moroccan Beaches Awarded Blue Flag

Twenty-one Beaches in Morocco have been awarded Blue Flags to fly this Summer 2019. The Blue Flag signifies an environmental award given to coastal communities who make a special effort to maintain their beach and its’ natural environment.

Twenty-one Beaches in Morocco have been awarded Blue Flags

An accreditation that guarantees the certified beach has complied with the organization’s environmental criteria. Each beach must meet standards set in four categories:  (1) Water quality (2) Environmental management (3) Environmental education (4) Safety.

Additionally, the blue flag program requires that the beaches have excellent standards of water. Samples of water are taken from where the concentration of swimmers is the highest. It is also measured near potential sources of pollution like near streams, rivers, and stormwater outlets. The sample is studied for harmful bacteria and conducted every 31 days.

Each beach has been reviewed by Princess Lalla Hasna and the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment selection committee.

Sidi Ifni Region, Legzira Beach

About the Blue Flag Program:
The program promotes sustainable development in freshwater and marina areas. It also challenges local authorities to properly maintain the beach and sensitive habitats. The Blue Flag program was launched by France in 1985 and implemented throughout Europe. South Africa was the first to join the program in 2001. Over the years the Blue Flag program has become an eco-label respected and acknowledged by the tourism and environmental industry at local, regional, and national levels. The Blue Flag is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The FEE also manages the Green Key hotel properties throughout the world. Morocco has several hotels and riads that have been awarded the Green Key.

The 21 Beaches that have been Awarded & Will Fly A Blue Flag in Summer 2019:

1. Achakar (Tangier-Asilah)
2. Aglou sidi moussa / Tiznit
3. Arekmane (Nador)
4. Ba-kacem (Tangier-Asilah)
5. Bouznika
6. Skhirate
7. El Moussafir / Dakhl
8. Essaouira
9. Foum loued / Laayoune
10. Haouzia
11.Dalia / Fahs Anjra
12. Oued Aliane / Fahs-Anjra
13. Oued Laou / Tetouan
14. Oum to plow / Dakhla
15. Safi city
16. Souiria lkdima / Safi
17. Tourist resort of Saïdia
18. Cape Beddouza / Safi
19. Sidi Kankouch 1 / Fahs Anjra,
20. Sidi Ifni
21. Imintourga (Mireleft)


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