|| The blue flag || The beaches || The Natural Reserve ||


Since few years, Marina di Ragusa has received the "Blue Flag" eco-label, awarded by Fee (Foundation for Environmental Education) for the quality of its coast, water, services, safety measures and environmental education.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)

MARINA DI RAGUSA - The beaches

There are about 7 miles coastline of beaches in Marina di Ragusa. All along the beach that runs along the Lungomare Andrea Doria, the sand is fine and golden and the bottoms are gradual and downs, you can gain even long walks into the water alongside the beach, here there are wide beaches and in small areas can avail the services of lidos. In addition the Port, to the west, the sand disappears and the coast has small rock formations, smoothed by the sea, where you can sunbathe, fish or just do dips, this stretch is included in the districts of S. Barbara and Punta di Mola, on the border with Casuzze. From the port, however, going to the east side we find all the most popular beaches: LAOHLA, FARO, SERAFINO, MARGARTITA BEACH, BAJA; lidos with low prices, you can rent a deck chair and umbrellas (about € 5,00 per person), eachone usually has a food court, a bar and a restaurant-pizzeria. 

A SPECIAL BEACH: The Natural Reserve named “Macchia Forester del Fiume Irminio”

Very colse to the bed and breakfast bianco e blu, for notable historical value, landscape and environment, the special biological Natural Reserve named “Macchia Forester del Fiume Irminio” was established in 1985. Here, another characteristic is the foce del fiume (mouth of the river), which takes its name from Dio Hermes, it is possible to visit where you can see the beautiful cliff that stands out from the sea. The reserve also has a large precious grove of vegetation (juniper, pancreas, platan, sicilian tea etc.). Another precious addition is the fauna that is usually volatile above all, it is an interesting area situated on the foce del Irminio. It is the longest fiume (river) in the province of Ragusa which was born from the strata of Monte Lauro, an old inactive volcano, and flows for a distance of 52 km into the mediterranean sea. The route of the fiume was the most common and fastest way for getting inside the territory and for commercial exchange. There is a testimonial which shows the numerous installations of different historical ages, infact not far from the "foce del fiume" (mouth of the river) is ‘Fontana Nuova’ a prehistorical site of superior from around 25.000 AC.