Clean beaches – Look for the Blue Flag!

Are you traveling this summer and looking for a clean beach for swimming? Over 4000 beaches in 48 countries have been awarded the Blue Flag. A beach can earn a Blue Flag by complying with 32 safety, environmental and water quality criteria. And the Blue Flag has to be earned every year.Point Beach State Forest - WI

You can find beaches in Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. So when you are planning your next trip and are looking for a beach break, have a look at Blue Flag beaches and support their efforts to keep the beaches and waters clean!

Unfortunately, the Blue Flag program has not taken off in the United States yet so you will not find beaches like this one on Lake Michigan on the list.