menorca beach flags

Menorca Beach Flags

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In Menorca and throughout Spain, the weather conditions of the beaches are in coloured flags. Find out what they are and their peculiarities!

Menorca Beach Flags

In Menorca and the Balearic Islands exists different types of beach flags. By the colour of the banner, you will know what you can do in the cove and what you cannot.

The lifeguards manage the flags. If the shore doesn't have a lifeguard, you must be aware of external dangers on your own.

Green flag, secure beach

It means that there are no dangers on the sand and in the sea. The weather conditions are excellent to enjoy a summer day. Also, there aren't jellyfish.

You can find a lonely jellyfish with a green flag. If it's the case, please notify the lifeguard so they can switch the banner. That's important to avoid people getting stung.

Remember never to surpass the yellow buoys that limit the bathing area. If there aren't buoys, never going very far away; yachts are dangerous in the summer season.

Yellow flag, be careful!

It can be a windy day, medium waves, or even an offshore sea current. This last phenomenon used to happen a lot in Son Bou.

This flag flies when there are some punctual jellyfish. If this is the case, there will also be another white flag with a jellyfish drawn inside.

Orange flag, unknown beach status

If you find an orange flag in your favourite cove, you must also be worried. At the moment, there isn't a lifeguard. It used to happen early in the morning when they hadn't checked the conditions yet.

Red flag, forbidden to swim

It's the worst case. Almost everybody has arrived at a beach with a red flag in Menorca. You will have to settle for staying in the sand as swimming is dangerous and cannot do it.

If you try to swim anyway, a lifeguard will come to you to whistle and make you out of the water.

It used to be stormy or very windy days with huge waves. Your integrity will be in danger if you skip the rules. Try to go to another beach with less wind or better conditions.

Always attend lifeguards

You must follow lifeguard orders. Especially if there's a red flag, there're significant dangers on the shore.

Go to them if you get bit!

Unfortunately, a lot of people is getting stung by jellyfish in Menorca. In 2020 there weren't many, but you must be careful. A pharmacy ointment will heal the bite quick. They used to have.