In a joint statement, the National Institute for Rehabilitation (INR), the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), and Turismo de Portugal (TP) also indicate that 27 applications were analysed and that Pedrógão beach – centre, in the municipality of Leiria , an Honorable Mention was awarded “for the work demonstrated in improving accessibility conditions”.

The "Praia + Acessível" Award has distinguished, since 2009, the bathing areas with the "best practices", in terms of "quality of accessibility conditions and support provided to people with disabilities and their companions", as well as in terms of "the innovative solutions adopted, to prevent discrimination against these citizens and increase their level of satisfaction".