The best “Blue Flag” beaches of Western Liguria
- June 06, 2019
- Residence Oliveto
Playing with the sand, walking on the shore and … diving into clear waters on hot summer days … Sounds like you’re thinking about a beach holiday!
If this is your dream for next summer, Ligurian Riviera is whast’s right for you. Narrow between the mountains and the sea, the coast offers you stretches of sandy beach alternating with stretches of cliffs with coves and caves.
The common denominator is an increasingly blue sea! Even this year, Liguria confirms its leadership by obtaining 30 blue flags! Here is a good reason to choose Italian Riviera as a destination for the next summer holidays.
What is the “Blue Flag”?
This is an international award, established by the FFE (Foundation for Environmental Education), a non-governmental and non-profit organization, given since 1987 to sea resorts that have distinguished themselves for the quality of the water and the presence of purification plants
It’s a much sought after “eco-label” as it is now recognized all over the world. The Blue Flags are awarded every year up on 32 criteria: water bathing (according to Arpa data), purification, separate waste collection, pedestrian areas, cycle paths, beach services, removal of architectural barriers, environmental education and more.
Spending your holiday in a “blue flag area” means you’re staying in an area with a strong focus on environmental sustainability policies
Let’s find out the “Blue Flag” beaches in Western Liguria
Ceriale, Borghetto S.S., Loano, Pietra Ligure, Finale Ligure, Noli, Spotorno, Bergeggi, Savona, Albisola, Celle Here is an endless stretch of coast on which the blue flag flies proudly.
Pink limestone cliffs drop steeply into the sea, Between Varigotti Bergeggi and Noli. There you will find some of the most beautiful, and sometimes wild, beaches of western Liguria. The famous “Baia dei Saraceni” in Varigotti,, with grainy white sand and transparent water, right next to the wonderful Capo Noli cliff, is accessible from Via Aurelia.
If you are looking for a more hidden beach…. Here is Baia delle Sirene. The almost 300 steps which (that) separate the bay from the highway in addition to the shortage of parking in the area, means that it is never too crowded.
Ceriale “blue Flag” and plastic free beaches
Other stretches of coast instead, such as Ceriale, offer purely sandy beaches, with shallow waters suitable for children and less experienced swimmers.
Here, to preserve an “increasingly blue” sea, Alessia, at “Bagni Ceriale”, one of our partner beaches, waits you on its “plastic-free” beach. It?s common Knowledge that plastic is one of the main enemies sea enemies
For this reason, Alessia says, “the plastic bottles have been replaced with glass ones. Aluminum water bottles are available tas well. A filter has been put for both natural and sparkling water and we use crockery made with corn pulp “.
At the beach entrance welcomes you a sign with the inscription appears “plastic pree beach – open door for those who want doors to recharge their water bottle”.
Ready to dive into “Oliveto’s sea”?
And what if one day the sea is acting up? Don’t worry … a blue flag swimming pool is waiting for you! Yes, because the swimming pool of the Oliveto Residence has been connected directly to the sea for over twenty years.