The Blue flag beaches in Almeria report is out, and this year we have lost a further 5 flags, dropping from 15 beaches to 10. (We had 16 in 2006).
Marina de la Torre & Venta del Bancal in Mojacar got one each, San Jose beach in Nijar, La Bajadilla & Urbanizacion Roquetas, in Roquetas del Mar, Levante – Almerimar, Poniente Almerimar & Guardias Viejas, in El Ejido, and San Nicolas & El Censo, in Adra.
Again, neither Garrucha nor Vera got anything. For some reason, nobody seems to be telling us why these beaches lost their blue flag, but I suspect that vast quantities of raw sewage probably has something to do with it. Not a good idea when your economy is based on people coming to swim in the sea. However, since all the fishermen are on strike, at least we don’t need to worry about the pollution getting into the food chain.
I await the Ecologistas en Accion annual “black flag” awards with interest.