Majorca participates in the Blue Flag scheme for beach cleanliness, a sought-after certificate that signifies a high level of environmental care and quality.
Blue Flag is a voluntary 'award' or certification awarded on merit to beaches that have an accepted level of cleanliness, and is a strong indicator of good water quality and lack of pollution, amongst other criteria.
Majorca has a large number of beautiful, clean beaches: from tiny, secluded coves to long stretches of find white sand. So it's no surprise that the island has over 60 beaches that meet the criteria and are able to display the Blue Flag.
The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by a non-government, non-profit organisation called the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), and the programme covers some 60 countries worldwide ensuring consistent grading.
FEE's Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches and marinas as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.
Blue Flag certificates are awarded annually, and announced in June of each year. Currently, over 60 beaches in Majorca have Blue Flag status, a good indicator of the general quality of the many stretches of beach on the island.
You can find out more about the scheme, and full details of all the beaches that have blue flag status, on the Blue Flag Programme website.