Abruzzo has been awarded 14 Blue Flags for the best of its beaches in 2023! These glorious beaches stretch along the Adriatic coast through 3 provinces, but also inland in L’Aquila on its lakes! This year the tourist port of Marina di Pescara has in addition received a Blue Flag for Landings.
Abruzzo Blue Flag Breakdown by Province
- Tortoreto – Spiaggi de Sole
- Alba Adriactica
- Martinsicuro – Villa Rosa & Martinsciuro
- Giulianova – Lungomare Zara
- Roseto degli Abruzzo – South, Central & North Promenade
- Pineto – Villa Fumosa, Corfù, Torre Cerrano, S. Maria a Valle Sud, S. Maria a Valle Nord, Lungomare dei Pini/Pineta Catucci/Pineto Centro
- Silvi – South Beach & Central Promenade
- Pescara – Riviera Nord, Riviera Sud
- Fosacessia – Fosacessia Marina
- Francavilla a Mare – Piazza Adriatico
- Vasto – Punta Penna, Vignola, Vasto Marina
- San Salvo – San Salvo Marina
- Lago di Scanno – Acquevive, Ciccotti Management, Parco dei Salici
The Abruzzo Beach Bible
Our video Abruzzo beach bible shows off its Blue Flag Beaches. The drone footage of some of these Blue Flag beach flags has been filmed during low season, so sunbeds etc are not always displayed!)
ROSETO DEGLI ABRUZZI
- Lungomare Nord, Lungomare Centrale, Lungomare Sud, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 15 Sept, Website, Directions
- Lungomare dei Pini-Pineta Catucci, S.Maria a Valle Nord, S.Maria a Valle Sud, Torre Cerrano, Corfù, Villa Fumosa, Pineto Centro, Blue Flag Season 01 Jul – 31 Aug, Website, Directions
- Lungomare Centrale, Parco Marino Torre del Cerrano, Arenile Sud, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 31 Aug, Website, Directions
SAN VITO CHIETINO
FRANCAVILLA AL MARE
- Piazza Adriatica
- Read our 24-hour Guide to Francavilla al Mare with a stuffed squid recipe & view local ceramists
- Fossacesia Marina, Blue Flag Season – 15 June – 15 Sept, Website, Directions
- Read our 24 hour Guide to Fossacesia & try the local Fossacesia antipasti recipe for Mussel Balls
- Punta Penna, Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 30 Sept, Website, Directions
- Vignola, Blue Flag Season – 01 June- 30 Sept, Website, Directions
- Vasto Marina – Blue Flag Season – 01 June – 30 Sept, Website, Directions
- Make the local recipes for Stuffed Mussels or Polenta with Squid
LAGO DI SCANNO
- Acquevive – Gestione Ciccotti – 01 June – 31 August, Website, Directions
- Parco dei Salici – 01 June – 31 August, Website, Directions
Read our 24 Hours in Scanno – A Local’s Guide
Why Blue Flag Beaches are SO Important to the Environment…
Blue Flag Beaches act as a standard and help encourage other less clean and tidy councils to move forward and adopt the same high standards, which in effect promote marine and seabird life rather than suffocate it.
To be awarded a Blue Flag the Council must spend a minimum of 400 hours a week removing rubbish from the sand and have adequately available waste bins that offer to recycle. This is beneficial not just for your walk along the beach, but for countering the littering due to over-flowing waste bins, thereby lessening the chances of the remains of ‘your day at the beach’ poisoning the local sea and animal life.
A Blue Flag beach must have public toilet facilities and a free water supply nearby, ensuring that you do not have to buy something to go to the loo or have a quick drink of water.
Lastly and most importantly for those of you that love dipping your toes in the sea, paddling or swimming and don’t fancy the idea of the water infused with how can we put this nicely…human poo – Blue Flag beaches guarantee that the local water contains no more than 500 total coliforms (bacteria) per 100 ml of water and no more than 100 faecal coliforms (human sewage) per 100 ml of water. Imagine too how that translates into how much better the local seafood and fish taste without in affect your plastic or personal rubbish!