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Blå Flag

Blue Flag Denmark

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What does Blue Flag mean to you?

The Blue Flag is an eco-label that works towards the sustainable development of beaches
and marinas.

When visiting Blue Flag beaches and marinas, locals and tourists, including children
and young people, can participate in environmental education activities focused
on preserving nature.

Blue Flag beaches and marinas must be kept clean and well maintained. They must also  have lifesaving equipment, good toilet and waste facilities, all contributing to a positive experience for visitors and users.

Remember, you are NOT allowed to take a swim in the Danish marinas - not even the Blue Flag marinas.

Who can get the Blue Flag?

Beaches and marinas are awarded the Blue Flag on fulfilment of the Blue Flag criteria which
covers water quality, safety, environmental management and environmental
education and information. The Blue Flag is awarded once a year by an
international jury.

A Blue Flag Beach has:

  • Clean bathing water
  • Lifesaving and first aid equipment
  • Emergency telephone on the beach or nearby
  • Lifeguards (in the summertime)
  • Environmental education activities
  • Information about local eco-systems and nature
  • Toilet facilities
  • Waste facilities
  • Handicap facilities (on at least one beach per district)

 

A Blue Flag Marina has:

  • Lifesaving and first aid equipment
  • Emergency telephone
  • Fire-fighting equipment
  • Environmental education activities
  • Information about local eco-systems and nature
  • Toilet facilities
  • Waste facilities, including bilge water pumping facilities

Blue Flag

"7300 km coast
- together we can preserve it"

  • Hovedsite
  • Blå Flag
  • Grønt Flag - Grøn Skole
  • Grønne Spirer
  • Grejbankerne
  • Danske Naturparker
  • CO2 neutralt website