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Blue Flag status

Alcoutim council is to apply for Blue Flag status for the Pego Fundo river beach this year.

The municipality had originally decided not to apply due to the criteria laid down by the European Blue Flag Association (ABAE) for inland bathing waters, which it considered “discriminatory”. However, the ABAE changed the criteria, and now the municipality decided to apply.

The beach in question has been the recipient of the Praia Acessível – Praia para Todos (Accessible Beach for All) award since 2004, meaning it has all the necessary equipment for visitors with reduced mobility.