The awards are awarded each year by a special jury. In the second round, the international jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education considers the candidates.
Blue Flag certification allows to align the criteria around the world. These criteria total 32 and relate to seawater quality, environmental information and environmental education. There are also such for cleanliness, service, convenience and safety of vacationers.
The first award-winning beach in the country was Sunny Beach in 1995. And the absolute first-born of the Bulgarian Black Sea, which for 25 consecutive years is the winner of the prestigious international Blue Flag award, is the beach of Dune.
At the moment in Bulgaria there is only Marina Dinevi, which meets the world standards and is awarded the “blue flag” – the one in Sveti Vlas.