The Sea

The beach with its fine sand and a sun which accompanies it from sunset to sunrise is surely one of the main attractions that the town reserves for its guests.The costal zone, including the area between the River Conca and the Alberello Canal winds for about 3 km. In this somewhat short space, an open air gym for healthy early morning walks, orderly rows of multicoloured beach umbrellas and sun beds, cutting edge services (lifesaving, first aid and on call medical service, public loud speakers, toilet facilities and a well kept sandy shore etc.), guarantee a safe and restful seaside holiday.

Thanks to the organising structures and the quality of its seawater, the beach and the port of Misano Adriatico have been awarded the Blue Flag several times by the International Committee and the Environmental Board of the European Community Commission. This recognition crowns years of commitment and coherence with regard to environmental politics. Interventions have also recently been carried out to strengthen and improve sewage systems and sewage purification plants which have led to the elimination of draining waste into the sea not only in the entire territory of Misano but also in the upstream municipalities, the first pertaining to the River Conca which today can through special ducts, can channel the waste water into the purification plants adequately empowered in the two costal towns of Misano and Cattolica.

For lovers of boat trips on the open sea and along the coast, it is possible to go on interesting excursion on motor vessels which leave daily from Portoverde, Misano’s touristic port. The latter, is without doubt, the most well equipped on the Adriatic coast from the tourist point of view, and boasts every kind of service and installations which make it a residential complex of great prestige.

The climate from April to October is ideal for all ages, with a temperature of about 30° in the months of July and August.

The Blue Flag FEE

The coveted European Blue Flag is an award conferred to beaches and marinas which have satisfied certain required standards set up by the Foundation for environmental education, and which has gained increased importance since its establishment in 1987.

 

The main criteria for BEACHES is set out below:

  • The beach must fully comply with the pre-established standards and requirements for water quality analysis
  • No industrial, waste water or sewage-related discharges should affect the beach area
  • The local authority should establish a possible emergency environmental plan
  • A Beach Management Plan should be set up.
  • Bathing water must be without visible trace of pollution (oily substances, dirt)
  • Waste disposal bins/containers must be available in adequate numbers on the beach.
  • The beach must be kept clean.
  • Information about bathing water quality must be displayed.
  • Information about the European Blue Flag Campaign must be displayed.
  • Environmental events regarding tourists and residents should be advertised.
  • An adequate number of toilet facilities must be situated near the beach.
  • Life-saving equipment must be available at the beach.
  • Unauthorised camping or driving is prohibited on the beach.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches without a lead except in specified areas.
  • There must be easy access to the beach.
  • Dangerous activities for tourists must be strictly forbidden.
  • The beach and the natural environment must be respected.
  • Efficient beach facilities and services must be provided.
  • Access and facilities must be provided for the physically disabled.
  • There must be fountains providing drinking water on the beach-
  • Public telephones should be near the beach.

 

The main criteria for MARINAS is set out below:

  • There must be no visible pollution in the marina water and natural surroundings.
  • No sewage system must flow into the marina.
  • There should be facilities to remove traces of oil, paint and chemical products.
  • Life-saving and first-aid equipment must be provided.
  • Environmental information must be provided by the Management. Information about the Blue Flag Campaign must be displayed in the marina.
  • Bilge water pumping facilities and toilet pumping facilities should be present at the marina.
  • There must be a Disposal Plan for shipbuilding waste.
  • Electricity and water must be available at the berths.

 

Misano Adriatico was awarded The Blue Flag for the Beach in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 from 1987 to 2008. In 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 it received The Blue Flag for the Marina.