The Vasco da Gama Beach has been consecutively awarded the “Blue Flag”, “Handiplage Label” and “Golden Quality Flag”, thus attesting the excellent quality of this infrastructure. The continuous achievement of these awards evidence APS’ great concern in what regards environmental issues, aiming to guarantee the sustainable development of the Port of Sines.
The “Blue Flag” is annually awarded to the beaches, marines and vessels with high quality environmental conditions, complying with a series of criteria comprising four scopes: Water Quality; Information and Environmental Education; Environmental Management and Equipment; Safety and Services.
The beach is also awarded the “Handiplage Label”, annually attributed to the beaches fulfilling the legal standards concerning access conditions to disabled people. These standards include parking places, toilets and access ramps.
On the last years, the Vasco da Gama Beach has also been distinguished with the “Golden Quality Flag”, awarded by Quercus to those beaches offering Excellent Quality Water Standards for five years in a row, in compliance with the indicators established by the Water Institute, under the national and EU legislation in force.