Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag certification endorses beaches around the world for meeting high standards. Turkey has 486 such beaches, ready for the summer season.
In seaside communities along a 200-kilometre strip of coast, terrified crowds wrapped in blankets and wearing make-shift facemasks sought refuge from the inferno near the water
Evidence suggests men are "less likely to protect themselves from the sun" or heed public health warnings, according to lead researcher Dorothy Yang, a doctor based in London.
Egypt's second largest city, Alexandria, is planning to make some of its beaches available only for tourists to revive tourism in the country.
A 500 strong team of conservationists, locals and the navy has cleared around 60 tonnes of plastic. But the waves of rubbish washed up on the shores every day. The problem could affect tourism to the island, as well as endanger marine and bird life.
The Spanish city of Barcelona is a prime destination for travelers, but many people living there say they have had enough and have taken to the sun-soaked beach to push back against certain types of tourists.
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