Since there is so much variety, you can choose the type of beach you like. The beaches on Riviera dei Fiori are sandy with shallow waters, and sometimes rocky with deep waters, the common element is that they are home to some of the clearest and bluest sea on the Mediterranean. In 2017 Liguria was the Italian region with the highest number of Blue Flags, at 27. The region is distinguished by its clear waters, clean beaches, and respect for the environment. One of the most beautiful rocky beaches is Porteghetto di Cervo, while the best sandy beach is definitely the one in Diano Marina and San Bartolomeo al Mare.