Life’s a beach! Spain awarded highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the world

The prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ eco label bestowed upon 3,550 beaches and marinas in 41 different countries across the globe has awarded Spain 511 Blue Flags, more than any other European country, in recognition of the Iberian nation’s beautifully pristine beaches.

The Blue Flag is a highly recognised international award that pays tribute to beaches which abide by strict criteria with regards to water quality, cleanliness, safety, accessibility and services and is judged by an international panel under the prestigious Blue Flag Programme.

Indeed, the unfailing quality of Spain’s beaches continues to attract visitors from all over the world, drawn by the beautiful white sands, clear blue waters and perfect climate. Of course, the news that Spain has more Blue Flag beaches than any other destination (one in every six flags awarded across the globe going to a Spanish shore) will certainly signal good news for property owners as homes within close proximity to a blue flag beach will expect to retain a higher value over time and see greater rental appeal.

Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of leading house builder Taylor Wimpey de España, comments,

“It is hard to find a better more beautiful beach haven than in Spain and we are lucky that many of our residential developments reside where Blue Flags fly high. Beaches across Spain have been vastly improving year on year and along with the relatively short flight times from anywhere in Europe combined with declining holiday costs, visitors will with no doubt continue to flock to Spain to sample its glorious beaches. Certainly, the declaration from The Blue Flag Programme only confirms that Spain is the best beach capital of the world.”

The Blue Flag Programme has awarded flags in many regions of Spain including Andalucía which has 66 flags, followed by 63 flags for the Balearics and 104 flags for beaches in Comunidad Valenciana where building giant Taylor Wimpey de España have several stunning developments.

Located in Marbella, Andalucía, home to blue flag beaches Artola and Casablanca, Los Robles de Los Arqueros consists of two and three bedroom apartments orientated towards the reputed golf course, Los Arqueros. Priced at only €251,000, this development offers a children’s paddling pool and adult swimming pool, communal gardens and underground parking in the glorious Costa del Sol.

El Puerto II, situated in Cala d’Or, south east Mallorca has 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by generous gardens with native Balearic plants and 3 communal swimming pools. Costing from €177,000 this sophisticated complex is within reach of the gorgeous blue flag awarded Cala Mondrago beach.

Consisting of spacious houses with beautiful gardens and a communal swimming pool, The Calpesol residential complex is situated in the small town of Calpe, Valencia along the sun drenched Costa Blanca home to various blue flag beaches including La Fossa and Cantal Riog beach. These properties have three bedrooms, a cloakroom, two bathrooms, terrace, and private garden and costs from as little as €155,000.

If you wish to find out more about these superb properties located near some of the world’s best blue flag beaches please contact Taylor Wimpey de España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.