83 Blue Flags For Liguria: Italy’s Most Beautiful Sea

With 67 beaches and 16 docks listed in the region, Liguria now has 83 Blue Flags for its crystal clear waters and top services: That’s why the region has Italy’s most beautiful sea!

 

Liguria brands itself as the “queen” of Blue Flags after ranking first in the country for the 15th consecutive year in the classification of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches.

The 38th edition of the Blue Flags ranking sees Liguria triumph once again: with 67 certified blue flag beaches, 16 landings were also added involving 34 districts from East to West. A true national success!

The ranking is carried out by the FEE, the Foundation for Environmental Education. It is based on numerous evaluation criteria. Consideration is certainly given to the quality of the sea (which must have been of “excellent” quality in the last 4 years), but also to the presence of green and pedestrian areas, cycle paths, well-kept outdoor furniture, as well as, above all, efficient sewage treatment and waste separation or the presence of useful services, information, and environmental education.

Divided by province, here are the 34 districts where certified beaches are located, plus 2 newcomers – Borgio Verezzi and Recco:

  • Province of Imperia: Bordighera, Sanremo, Riva Ligure, Santo Stefano al Mare, San Lorenzo al Mare, Imperia and Diano Marina
  • Province of Savona: Laigueglia, Ceriale, Borghetto Santo Spirito, Loano, Borgio Verezzi Pietra Ligure, Finale Ligure, Noli, Spotorno, Bergeggi, Savona, Albissola Marina, Albisola Superiore, Celle Ligure, Varazze
  • Province of Genova: Recco, Sori, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Chiavari, Lavagna, Sestri Levante, Moneglia
  • Province of La Spezia: Framura, Bonassola, Levanto, Lerici

Docks (landings)

Below is the official list of the 16 Blue Flag docks in Liguria (16 districts) with 3 more docks than in the 2022 ranking, which include: Cala del Forte Ventimiglia, Porto Sole Sanremo and Marina di Alassio

  1. Cala del Forte (Ventimiglia)
  2. Porto di Bordighera (Bordighera)
  3. Portosole (Sanremo)
  4. Marina degli Aregai (Santo Stefano al Mare)
  5. Marina di San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo al Mare)
  6. Porto turistico di Imperia (Imperia)
  7. Marina di Andora (Andora)
  8. Marina di Alassio (Alassio)
  9. Marina di Loano (Loano)
  10. Vecchia Darsena Savona (Savona)
  11. Cala Cravieu (Celle Ligure)
  12. Marina di Varazze (Varazze)
  13. Marina di Chiavari (Chiavari)
  14. Porticciolo di Porto Venere (Porto Venere)
  15. Porto Mirabello (La Spezia)
  16. Porto Lotti (La Spezia)

Beaches

Below is the offical list of the 66 Blue Flag beaches in Liguria:

IMPERIA

  1. Bordighera – the coast
  2. Sanremo – Tre Ponti, Imperatrice, Bussana, Baia Capo Pino, Tiro a Volo
  3. Riva Ligure
  4. Santo Stefano al Mare – Baia Azzurra, Il Vascello
  5. San Lorenzo al Mare – U’Nustromu/Prima Punta, Baia delle Vele
  6. Imperia – Spianata Borgo Peri, Borgo Marina
  7. Diano Marina – Diano Marina

SAVONA

  1. Laigueglia – the coast
  2. Ceriale – Spiaggia di Ceriale (north-south)
  3. Borghetto Santo Spirito – the coast
  4. Loano – Spiaggia di Loano
  5. Pietra Ligure – Ponente
  6. Borgio Verezzi – Ex Sati, Rio Batorezza, Rio Bottesano
  7. Finale Ligure – Spiaggia di Malpasso/Baia dei Saraceni, Finalmarina, Finalpia, Spiaggia del Porto, Varigotti, Castelletto San Donato
  8. Noli – Le Cave / Capo Noli / Zona Vittoria / Zona Anita / Chiariventi
  9. Spotorno – Lido
  10. Bergeggi – Il Faro, Villaggio del Sole
  11. Savona – Fornaci
  12. Albissola Marina – Lido
  13. Albisola Superiore – Lido
  14. Celle Ligure – Levante, Ponente
  15. Varazze – Levante Teiro (Bagni Nautilus-Solaro), Ponente Teiro, Arrestra

GENOVA

  1. Sori – Spiaggia Centrale di Sori nuovo
  2. Recco – Ciappea, Centrale beach
  3. Camogli – San Fruttuoso, Camogli beach
  4. Santa Margherita Ligure – Scogliera Pagana, Punta Pedale, Paraggi, Zona Milite Ignoto
  5. Chiavari – Porto beach
  6. Lavagna – Lungomare
  7. Sestri Levante – Baia Portobello, Baia delle Favole (north-south), Renà beach, Riva Trigoso beach
  8. Moneglia – Centrale, La Secca, Levante

LA SPEZIA

30. Framura – Fornaci, Spiaggia La Vallà–Apicchi
31. Bonassola – East and West side
32. Levanto – Ghiararo, Levante Porto Levanto nuovo
33. Lerici – Eco del Mare, San Giorgio, Colombo, Lido, Fiascherino, Baia Blu/Marinella