The environmental association ZERO announced that Portugal has 44 beaches without a trace of pollution, seven per cent of the total of 608 bathing areas in operation.
Torres Vedras, with ten beaches, and Vila do Bispo, with five, are the municipalities that lead with quality bathing water released ZERO – Sustainable Terrestrial System Association, on the opening day of the bathing season.
According to ZERO, no contamination was detected in the analysis of the waters of the last three bathing seasons on these beaches.
Some of these beaches are inland, such as the beach of Montes, in the Albufeira de Castelo do Bode, in Tomar.
With four beaches are the Azores, and three beaches in Tavira, Algarve.
With two municipalities of Angra do Heroísmo, Esposende, Grândola, Marinha Grande and Peniche.
The association warns to only be frequented beaches classified as bathing areas, for the preservation of the dunes and for the collection of waste, especially plastic in the respective containers.