Where to find Sweden’s cleanest beaches in summer 2021

Where to find Sweden's cleanest beaches in summer 2021
Skanörs havsbad is one of the beaches on the list. Photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT
Eight beaches and 15 marinas in Sweden have received the prestigious Blue Flag status this year. Here's the full list.

Blue Flag (or Blå flagg as it’s known in Swedish) is an international award in more than 50 countries, including Sweden. The flags are awarded to beaches and small ports each year for their environmental friendliness, marking them on among other things their water quality and safety of their facilities.

New marinas for this year are Burgsvik harbour at the Baltic Sea island of Gotland and Fyruddens hamn in Valdemarsvik, south-eastern Sweden. Rydebäck in Helsingborg, southern Sweden, is new on the list of beaches.

The award has been presented to harbours and beaches in Sweden since 1994. The facilities themselves send in an application, and must apply every year. A jury then decides if the place meets the criteria.

These are the sites awarded the Blue Flag this year:

Blekinge:

Hälleviks hamn, Sölvesborg

Halland:

Båtfjordens harbour, Varberg

Getterön Marina, Varberg

Varbergs Inner harbour, Varberg

Gotland:

Burgsviks harbour

Gävleborg:

Gävle Guest Harbour

Kalmar:

Slottsholmen Marina, Västervik

Skåne:

Båstad harbour, Båstad

Torekovs harbour, Torekov/Båstad

Falsterbo beach, Vellinge (beach)

Kämpinge beach, Vellinge (beach)

Skanörs havsbad, Vellinge (beach)

Långa Bryggan Bjärred, Lomma (beach)

Rydebäck, Helsingborg (beach)

Stockholm:

Heleneborgs Boatclub, Stockholm

Pampas Marina, Solna

Gästhamnen Stavsnäs Vinterhamn, Värmdö

Södermanland:

Trosa Gästhamn, Trosa

Västra Götaland:

Lagunen Camping, Strömstad (beach)

Svalnäsbadet, Lidköping (beach)

Villabadet, Lidköping (beach)

Östergötland:

Fyruddens harbour, Gryt, Valdemarsvik

Uvmarö harbour, Sankt Anna, Söderköping

You can find a map of the beaches and marinas on Blå flagg’s website.


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