International beach standard ISO 13009:2015

The aim of this International Standard is to help beach operators make better-informed decisions about managing the beaches for which they are responsible, using a consistent approach based on best practice. In addition to general beach organization, this International Standard includes other important aspects, such as providing education and information on beach safety, signage, access and zoning, supervision and rescue, water quality and beach facilities.

Safe Coastal Tourism welcomes the beach standard on "Tourism and related services, Requirements and recommendations for beach operation", and would like to see the standard integrated in the criteria of any Star Grading & Classification Scheme.