Kakvoća mora na području Istre kontinuirano se prati od 1988. Na temelju višegodišnjeg ispitivanja, Višegodišnjim ispitivanjem uvedeni su kriteriji za ocjenu mora pa se tako , njegova kvaliteta ocjenjuje u četiri kategorije koje se obilježavaju u različitim bojama. Plava boja označava more visoke kakvoće, zelena boja more podobno za kupanje, uta boja znak je umjereno onečišćenog mora , dok je crvenom označeno jače onečišćeno more. Ovim se kriterijima nastoji ukazati i istaknuti obalna područja s vrlo čistim morem. Upravo je plava boja osnova projekta Plava zastava čiji je cilj očuvanje mora i obale. Plaže i marine s Plavom zastavom dokaz su čistog mora, kvalitetne usluge i opreme, a da bi ponijele ovo prestižno priznanje, moraju udovoljiti brojnim kriterijima projekta za očuvanje mora i obale koji se u Europi provodi od 1987, . godine, a od 2000 godine i u ostatku svijeta. Nagrada se dodjeljuje na razdoblje od 1 godinu dana i treba se svake godine ponovno zaslužiti.. Na porečkom Brulu ove je godine obilježeno svečano podizanje još jedne Plave zastave, 21. po redu, te je istaknuta svečano. Dvadeset plaža na području Poreča ponosi se Plavim zastavama, pa ih je tako na plažama ( Plave lagune) podignuto 9, a na plažama porečke Riviere 8 . od njih. U marini se vijori jedna, , dok su gradskim plažama dodjeljene 3. Poreč je već 12 godina uključen u međunarodni projekt za očuvanje mora i priobalja te sigurne plaže i obale. Grad iz godine u godinu dokazuje koliko doprinosi boljitku svojih građana i gostiju. S ponosom, nek se čuje glas da 20% Poreču pripada 20 posto svih Plavih zastava u Hrvatskoj!!
Plaže u Poreču
Donji Spadici is an urban beach, 2 km north from the city of Porec, between two hotels, in the vicinity of a sport center. The beach is a low combination of pebbles, cement and rocks. The beach was significantly renovated last year – coastal support walls were added, as well as paved surfaces for sunbathing and new stairs for sea access. The beach and the nearby hotels promotes sustainable transportation, by organizing small trains to transport the guests, and by having arranged bike and walking tours. There are no sensitive areas nearby. The beach has life-guards, life-saving facilities, first-aid, recycable waste facilties, lockers, etc. Life-guards are present from 8 a.m. do 7 p.m.(June 1-September 30). There is a bulletin board (info on conditions on the beach, results of sampling, map of sampling points, cultural and protected heritage, etc), camp reception disseminating all relevant information, eco-activities (waste collection and transportation, energy saving, eco- messages), signs, gazettes, regulations.
The Borik beach, from which there is a view of the peninsula and the historical heart of the city of Porec, is located in the area of a tourist settlement on the edge of the northern part of the city center of Porec. Paved paths surrounding the accommodation facilities lead to the beach through parks with tall pine trees. The beach is low-lying, partly pebbly, partly constructed and it is mostly used by the guests of the nearby hotels.It has enterances into the sea which are adapted using stairs made of stone with metal hand holds. . Access to the beach is ensured my means of asphalted paths and stairs. Since the beach is located near the hotels, it has all the facilities, such as sanitary facilities, accommodation and sports facilities, changing cabins and children playground, life-saving and first-aid equipment, recycable waste facilities, etc.The beach participates in local and regional actions on environmental education in cooperation with Eco-schools and tourism board, such as cleaning actions and information about protected species. The beach will display environmental information on several boards, including the one in the camp and on the beach itself.
Gradsko kupaliste Porec
Gradsko kupaliste is a stone slab paved urban beach, situated in a community with the largest number of Blue Flags. The beach has lifeguards, life-saving equipment, first-aid, facilities for the disabled, sport facilities, renting facilities, catering facilities. The lifeguards are present from 8 a.m. do 7 p.m. (June 1-September 30). There are no sensitive areas nearby, the beach is located in an urban setting, 1 km southern from the center of the city of Porec, beside the beach there is a suburb area, Porec south, on the northern side of the beach is Porec marina. On the south there is a tourist village Brulo. The coast of the beach is 1300 m long. The coast is rocky with many creeks.
The Brulo beach is a partly rocky, partly built resort beach, situated in the tourist resort Brulo, on the southern edge of the city of Porec. The beach has paved areas for sunbathing. Between the rocky part and the catering facilities, there is a part of beach that is covered with grass. The resort and the beach are surrounded by pine trees, cypress trees and oak woods. The Brulo beach is connected to the main city beach, which had a Blue Flag last year and is re-applying this year as well. Different activities on the beach are cleary zoned. The beach can be safely reached by pedestrian paths. There are parking lots in front of nearby hotels. There are no sensitive areas nearby. The beach has sanitary facilities for the disabled, as well as the pool (at the hotel), life-saving equipment, first aid (small clinic at the hotel), showers, phones, rental facilities, catering facilities, recycyable waste facilities, etc. The beach takes part in different educational activities, such as cleaning actions, information on protected species, cooperation with the Faculty of Tourism, etc.
Date of flag hoisting: June 5 (unless a criterion has not been met)