There is no doubt that during your stay on the beach, you should pay attention to flags, that inform about the conditions prevailing at sea and indicate the condition of the beach.

These flags constitute an inseparable part of the seaside landscape of Spain and fulfill an extremely important function. Below are mentioned different types of flags, which you can see:


Green flag

Starting with a green flag, which informs you that the conditions for bathing and diving are optimal. No additional precautions are required, of course in addition to the basic ones, that protects your health and life. Remember, that caution and constant care for children are always mandatory, regardless of the color of the flag.

Yellow flag

Indicates that bathing conditions can be dangerous or there is a risk of contamination, appearance of animals or floating objects. In this case, bathing is allowed, however, extreme caution should be exercised in the event of the above-mentioned hazards or deterioration of conditions of the sea.


Red flag

It informs you about the total ban on bathing. What’s more, baths may be forbidden for some time due to the fact: rough sea, pollution, animals or floating objects, may pose a danger to a human health and life.

Flag with jellyfish

It is a white flag with two purple jellyfish. It signals the presence of jellyfish in the water. This flag is displayed together with the yellow flag. It is important to be careful when bathing.


Blue Flag

The blue flag is a certificate awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, which confirms water quality, cleanliness, safety and respect for the natural environment.

Black flag

It signals that the beach is temporarily closed due to bad sea and beach conditions, which may pose a serious danger to a human health.