The Eraclea Mare coastline was awarded with a Blue Flag from 2007 to 2017, the prestigious label awarded every year by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) to European coastal towns that fundamentally satisfy the quality criteria relative to the bathing water parameters and the service provided.
Some of the parameters assessed on the Eraclea Mare beach (by the strict FEE evaluations) are: the absolute compliance of the bathing water quality, no industrial or sewage related discharges near the beach; adequate numbers of waste disposal bins on the beach; environmental initiatives involving residents and tourists; life-saving equipment and lifeboats; easy access to the beach, no unauthorised camping or car access; balance between bathing activities and respect for nature. This is a prestigious result for Eraclea, a town that has been rewarded for its attention to protecting the quality of its water, coast, environmental management, services and safety measures.