Blue Flag's Criteria

Our criteria are developed in partnership with experts, to ensure they are sound. Additionally, we review our criteria and develop new ones to ensure that Blue Flag stays a symbol of excellence, and to encourage our site owners to always do better.

As an example, we are currently pilot-testing a set of additional criteria for our Blue Flag marinas and working on new criteria for beaches.

Criteria for beaches

Criteria for marinas

Criteria for Sustainable Boating Tourism Operators

Boat owner's code of conduct

Sail Training International Code of Conduct