30 Jun, 2020 @ 18:56
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Two beaches get black flags on Spain’s Costa Blanca – here’s a list of 72 Blue Flag beaches to enjoy this heatwave

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BLACK flags have this week been given to two Costa Blanca beaches for being among the most-polluted in all of Spain.

Activist group Ecologists in Action stage their black flag awards every year shortly following the announcement of Blue Flag honours for Spain’s best-maintained beaches.

This year Spain won 589 coveted flags, continuing its 33-year reign as the country with the world’s most Blue Flags.

Ecologists in Action however highlighted 48 polluted or poorly-managed beaches, including six in the Valencian Community and two on the Costa Blanca.

Guardamar’s Babilonia beach won a black flag due tl the poor state of the small beach houses, while Alicante’s San Gabriel beach received a black flag for contamination.

As the Costa Blanca gears up for a heatwave to hit tomorrow, Wednesday July 1, it’s worth remembering that the Valencian Community leads Spain as the region with the most Blue Flag beaches: 134.

Orihuela, in the south of Alicante, is also the municipality with the most BLue Flag beaches in all of Spain, with 11.

See here a full list of Alicante’s 72 Blue Flag beaches:

Alicante City:- Postiguet, L’Albufereta, Saladar-Urbanova, and San Juan

Altea: Cap Blanc, La Roda, and L’Espigó

Benidorm: Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas

Benissa: Fustera

Benitatxell: Cala del Moraig

Calpe: Cantal Roig, La Fossa, and Arenal-Bol

Dénia: Les Bovetes, Les Deveses, Las Marinas, Marineta Cassiana, Els Molins, and Punta del Raset

El Campello: Carrer de la Mar Mutxavista

Elche: Arenales del Sol, Carabassí, L’Altet, La Marina, and Les Pesqueres-El Rebollo

Finestrat: La Cala

Guardamar del Segura: Playa Centro, El Moncayo, and La Roqueta

Jávea: Arenal, Granadella, and La Grava

L’Alfàs del Pi: Racó de l’Albir

Orihuela: Aguamarina, Barranco Rubio, Cabo Roig-La Caleta, Cala Capitán, Cala Cerrada, Cala Estaca, Cala Mosca, Campoamor, La Zenia-Cala Bosque, Mil Palmeras, and Punta Prima

Pilar de la Horadada: Conde, Higuericas, Jesuitas, Mil Palmeras, Puerto, and Rocamar

Santa Pola:_Calas del Este, Calas Santiago Bernabéu, Levante, Tamarit, and Varador

Tabarca Island

Teulada-Moraira: El Portet, L’Ampolla, and Les Plagetes

Torrevieja: Cabo Cervera, Cala de las Piteras, Los Locos, El Cura, Los Náufragos, and La Mata

Villajoyosa: Bol Nou, Ciutat-Centre, La Caleta, Paradís, and Varadero

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: [email protected] or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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