|Blue Flag at Ocata Beach
||[ Saturday, 21 Jul 07 | 09:18 ]
Blue Flag awarded to Ocata Beach
Ocata Beach won a “Blue Flag” for this year. This is the larger of the two beaches in El Masnou. I live closer to the “El Masnou” beach. When I was looking for places to live three years ago, Ocata had a Blue Flag, but apparently lost it for a couple of years. The banner is awarded on a yearly basis.
The Blue Flag is an eco-label awarded to over 3200 beaches and marinas in 37 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean in the past year.
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.
Look here for lists of Blue Flag beaches and marinas in different countries/regions.The closest other Blue Flag beaches for me are in Barcelona and Mataró. A total of 89 Catalan beaches in 34 municipalities and 19 marinas have obtained a Blue Flag this year.