Spain officially has the best beaches in the world

Spain safely holds onto its title in 2018 as the country with the most blue-flag beaches in the world.

Spain will be able to fly blue-flags at a total of 590 of its beaches this summer, once again leading the world in the number of quality bathing spots along its vast coastline.

Blue-flags are awarded to those beaches that meet demands on issues such as hygiene, sanitary conditions, safety, accessibility and the prevision of lifeguards.

Blue flag on beach.

Spain is once again the top country worldwide for blue-flags awarded by the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC), a place it has held for three decades since the awards began in 1987, and was awarded 11 blue-flags more for its beaches than last year.