Bulgaria has 11 beaches and a marina flying the Blue Flag, the official international certification that it meets its stringent standards. The scheme started in France in 1985 by the Foundation for Environmental Education and a beach has to meet very strict criteria in the areas of Environmental Education and Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management and Safety and services in order to be awarded by the Blue Flag.
In Bulgaria the following beaches carry the Blue Flag:
In Varna region:
- Sunny Day
In Bourgas region:
- Pomorie East
- St Vlas Central
- Sunny Beach North
- Sunny Beach South
- Venid Beach – St Vlas
If you book your Bulgaria summer Holiday to any of the beaches above, you can be sure that you will meet the highest standard a beach can achieve.
Bulgaria has one marina that meets the Blue Flag criteria, and this is Marina Dinevi near Nessebar.