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Croatian Beaches Pass Water Quality Testing with Flying Colours

Pudarica Beach on Rab Island

Results of testing of swimming water quality at Croatian beaches have been published, and the results confirm what is already a well-known fact – that Croatia is home to the cleanest swimming water in Europe.

The first phase of testing the quality of swimming water at the nation’s beaches took place between 22 – 26 May 2017. A total of 781 beaches up and down the coast were tested.

The water was then graded into four categories – ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sufficient’, or ‘poor’.

Out of the 781 beaches tested, 776, or 99.36% of them, were declared ‘excellent’ quality. 3 beaches, or 0.38%, were ‘good’, and 2 beaches, or 0.26% came back with ‘sufficient’ results.

Not one beach failed to test in the ‘poor’ category.

Bol (photo credit: Boris Kačan / CNTB (Croatian National Tourist Board)

Testing will continue periodically throughout the summer. Assessments are determined on the basis of criteria defined by Regulation on Sea bathing water quality and the EU Directive on the management of bathing water quality.

Croatia has been testing swimming water quality since 1989 and has dominated the top three places in Europe for water quality together with Cyprus and Malta.

You can see detailed information about all the beaches tested HERE

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