The coveted Blue Flag, the standard for clean water and beaches, is now held by ten beaches and marinas in the Fethiye and Oludeniz area in Turkey ensuring visitors safety and cleanliness on, in and around the water.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3,850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services.

The first Blue Flags were awarded in 1987 to 244 beaches and 208 marinas in ten European countries.

In 2001 the Blue Flag symbol became a global bathing water standard and is now eagerly sought by tourism areas to assure visitors that their waters, beaches and marinas are clean and safe.

Turkey currently holds Blue Flags for 382 of its beaches and 21 marinas.

The province of Mugla in which Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum are located has 90 Blue Flag beaches and marinas.

Fethiye and Oludeniz Blue Flag Beaches and Marinas

Of those Fethiye and Oludeniz has eight of its beaches and two of its marinas with Blue Flags. They are:

Ece Marina, Fethiye

D-Marin Gocek Marina

Hillside Beach Club

Majesty Club Tuana Park

Blue Point Beach

Belceğiz Halk Plajı

Kumburnu Public Beach

Liberty Hotels Lykia

Otel Meri

Suncity Beach Club

So if you are coming on holiday to Fethiye or Oludeniz this year you will be sure to find a Blue Flag beach either at or near your resort.