Croatian beaches have the best water quality in Europe

Of 949 beaches in Croatia controlled last year, water quality was at 96.2 per cent of satisfactory quality, and 94.1 percent of excellent quality, showed today published annual report on bathing water quality of the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA ).

The report said that the water of 893 Croatian beaches (94.1 percent of controlled) was excellent quality and another 20 were satisfactory quality, for a total of 913 beaches with satisfactory water quality.

Of 922 analyzed samples of water from the sea beaches and 27 freshwater beaches, poor water quality is not found on any.

In report on bathing water quality, which is published each year on the eve of the tourist season, more than 85 percent of European beaches received the highest score of “excellent” for water quality in 2016, which means that they weren’t found substances harmful to human health and environment.

More than 96 percent of European bathing areas met the minimum requirements of quality in accordance with the regulations of the European Union.

All registered beaches in Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Romania and Slovenia are evaluated with a rating of “satisfactory quality” for 2016.


European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maltese Karmenu Vella said the “excellent quality of bathing water in European bathing result of hard work of dedicated professionals. It also validates the importance of promoting EU policy for green jobs.”

“This year, as part of Green Week EU from 29 May to 2 June, we will celebrate this investment. Water technologists, experts on flood protection, chemistry of the environment and waste water management have an important role in maintaining the high quality of bathing water ‘ said the Commissioner.