“Pure water, clean coasts, safety, and access for all,” is achieved by 26 of Morocco’s Blue Flag identified beaches in 2020.
Rabat – The Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment proudly announced that the 2020 “Blue Flag” label has been awarded to 26 Moroccan beaches and the Saidia marina.
Supported by the “Clean Beaches” program and the General Directorate of Communities, Morocco provides “the security which summer visitors need to relax after more than three months of sanitary confinement.”
In total, 36 beaches applied for the Blue Flag label in Morocco. The 26 recipient beaches contribute to the 4,664 worldwide sites recognized with a blue flag throughout 42 different countries.
According to the Blue Flag official website, in order to qualify for the label, “a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.”
The Foundation for Environmental Education awards the internationally recognized eco-label to beaches, marinas, and boating tourism operators that meet specific standards aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Among others, determining Blue Flag criteria includes the organization and promotion of the space’s educational activities, water quality, site management, safety, and site accessibility. As well, sites should maintain the permanent display of relevant information regarding its biodiversity, ecosystems, and environmental phenomena.
Moroccan beaches that received the Blue Flag include: Achakar (Tanger-Asilah), Aglou Sidi Moussa (Tiznit), Arekmane (Nador), Ba Kacem (Tanger-Asilah), Bouznika, Skhirate, and El Moussafir (Dakhla), Essaouira and Foum El Oued (Laayoune), Haouzia and Dalia and Oued Aliane (Fahs-Anjra), Oued Laou (Tetouan), Oum Labouir (Dakhla), Safi city, Souiria lkdima (Safi), Saidia tourist resort, Cap Beddouza (Safi ), Sidi Kankouch 1 (Fahs Anjra), Sidi Ifni, Imintourga (Mireleft), Sidi Rahal 4th tranche, Oued Al Marssa (Fahs Anjra), Plage des Nations, Ain Diab Extension, Rifienne (Mdiq-Fnideq), as well as the port of Saidia.