The Blue Flag beaches are accessible by all (video)
Compliance with Total Beach Access for greater accessibility for all beaches, at no cost to all visitors, has signed the Blue Flag brand that recognizes the cleanest coasts in the world.
Collaboration will ensure that Blue Flag beaches will be accessible to everyone, such as elderly people, families with babies and people with disabilities, affecting the experiences of millions of people, said Blue Flag International Program Director Sophie Bachet Granados.
Thus, on the Blue Flag beaches, a special runway system will be placed to facilitate the movement of wheelchairs and families with baby carriages to the shore, above the sand or pebbles. The system will be equipped with special devices that will guide the visually impaired through mobile application.
Cape Verde, Colombia, Finland, India and South Korea are studying pilot sites and the first Blue Flag beach to benefit from the system will be announced in the summer.
Over 3,750 coasts around the world (44 countries) and 519 in Greece have the Blue Flag sign for 2018.
Although there are no costs for the beaches where the system will be implemented, no quality retreats have been made, as all the products used have features of developed design, have very strict quality controls, carbon neutral, and can be recycled re-use, said Granados.