Ria Formosa: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

Images of the beaches in the Ria Formosa, awarded by the FEE with a Blue Flag
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 | Beaches

In 2016 the FEE has awarded 88 beaches in the Algarve with its quality label, the “Blue Flag”, among them twelve in the Ria Formosa. Here you will find images of all these awarded beaches from Faro in the west to Tavira in the east. Only one of them, Praia da Fuseta-Ria, is situated on the coast of the mainland, all others are on the islands of the Ria Formosa lagoon. Except the beaches of Faro-Mar and Barril these beaches can only be accessed by ferry boat or water taxi.

  • Praia da Faro/Faro-Mar  (Ilha de Faro)
  • Praia da Barreta (Ilha da Barreta, “Ilha Deserta”)
  • Praia da Ilha do Farol-Mar (Ilha da Culatra, “Ilha do Farol”)
  • Praia da Culatra-Mar (Ilha da Culatra)
  • Praia da Armona - Mar (Ilha da Armona)
  • Praia da Armona - Ria (Ilha da Armona)
  • Praia da Fuseta-Ria
  • Praia da Fuseta-Mar (Ilha da Armona)
  • Praia do Barril (Ilha de Tavira)
  • Praia da Terra Estreita (Ilha de Tavira)
  • Praia de Tavira-Mar (Ilha de Tavira)
  • Praia das Cabanas-Mar (Ilha das Cabanas)

The Blue Flag is an exclusive ecological quality label, internationally recognized for high environmental standards as well as the quality of sanitary installations and security in the area of beaches and marinas. The Blue Flag is only awarded for the period of the actual season.