Everyone loves going to the beach and if a beach has a Blue Flag flying it is the sign that you have arrived at one of the very best in the world.

The Blue Flag Award is the international quality mark for beaches. The prestigious award scheme acts as a guarantee to everyone that a beach is among the finest not only in the country, but globally.

They are only awarded to coastal destinations that boast the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management

Over the years, the importance of our Blue Flag Award scheme has driven local councils and managers to improve the quality of their beaches. This has sparked a huge revival of the country’s beautiful and varied coastline.

With more and more people choosing to holiday at home, the importance of developing and maintaining these beauty spots and maintaining excellent water quality has never been more important.

Not only does a Blue Flag show locals and visitors that they have arrived at a clean, safe and beautiful beach, it is also a mark of quality that sets the beach out as an asset to its community and local businesses that will drive and increase tourism.

See the full list of winners, by region, to find your nearest award-winning beach.

Have your say on Blue Flag!

A new international survey is being carried out to shape the future of the programme and organisers are urging beach users to take part. 

The users survey has been published in 25 different languages and the International Blue Flag programme is expecting a huge response.

Take part in the survey.

For further information about our coastal programmes, please contact Lynsey Atherton 01942 612602



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