It’s that time of the year when the Blue Flag beaches are announced. 2016 has seen 68 English beaches get the Blue Flag Award which is an increase of 7 from last year, whilst we still have 111, albeit with some changes, that received the Seaside Award, Keep Britain Tidy’s own seal of approval.

Cornwall claims the most awards with a total of 19 (11 Seaside Awards and 8 Blue Flags), closely followed by Torbay with 13 awards (10 Seaside Awards and 3 Blue Flags), Thanet with 10 awards (7 Blue Flag and 3 Seaside Awards), Tendring with 10 awards (3 Blue Flag and 7 Seaside Awards) and Southend on Sea with 10 awards (3 Blue Flag and 7 Seaside Awards).

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BLUE FLAG AWARDS

East Midlands

3 winners

East of England

12 Winners

North East

6 Winners

North West

1 Winner

Yorkshire

4 Winners

South East

16 Winners

South West

26 Winners

England Seaside AwardsSEASIDE AWARDS

This year 111 beaches have been presented with a Seaside Award

East Midlands

4 Winners

    • Cleethorpes North Promenade
    • Cleethorpes Central
    • Cleethorpes Humberston Fitties
  • Cleethorpes Marine Embankment

East of England

18 Winners

    • Hunstanton Main
    • East Runton
    • Wells-next-the-Sea
    • Bell Wharf Beach, Leigh on Sea
    • Chalkwell Beach, Southend on Sea
    • Jubilee Beach, Southend on Sea
    • Thorpe Bay Beach, Southend on Sea
    • Three Shells Beach, Southend on Sea
    • Shoebury Common Beach, Southend on Sea
    • East Beach, Shoeburyness
    • Brightlingsea
    • Dovercourt Bay
    • Clacton on Sea (Martello Tower)
    • Frinton on Sea
    • Albion Beach, Walton on the Naze
    • Walton The Naze
    • Harwich
  • Kessingland

North East

8 Winners

    • Tynemouth Longsands
    • King Edwards Bay
    • Whitley Bay
    • Cullercoats
    • Sandhaven Beach
    • Seaton Carew Central
    • Roker
  • Seaburn

Yorkshire

14 Winners

    • Bridlington North
    • Bridlington South
    • Wilsthorpe
    • Fraisthorpe
    • Danes Dyke
    • South Landing
    • Scarborough South Bay
    • Filey
    • Runswick Bay
    • Cayton Bay
    • Sandsend
    • Robin Hoods Bay
    • Scarborough North Bay
  • Whitby

North West

10 Winners

    • Morecambe North
    • Morecambe South
    • St Annes Pier
    • Ferry Beach
    • Marine Beach
    • Rossall Beach
    • Bispham
    • Blackpool North
    • Blackpool South
  • Blackpool Central

South East

19 Winners

    • Bognor Regis East
    • Littlehampton Coastguards (East Beach)
    • Saltdean
    • Reculver
    • Herne Bay
    • Tankerton
    • Marina, St Leonards on Sea
    • Pelham Beach
    • Sandgate Beach
    • Leysdown Beach
    • Minster Leas
    • Sheerness Beach
    • Margate Main Sands
    • Westbrook Bay
    • Viking Bay, Broadstairs
    • Sandown
    • Shanklin
    • Seagrove
  • Springvale

South West

38 Winners  AT THIS POINT

  • Bournemouth Pier
  • Boscombe Pier
  • Avon Beach, Christchurch
  • Friars Cliff Beach, Christchurch
  • Highcliffe Beach, Christchurch
  • Combe Martin Beach
  • Gyllyngvase
  • Polzeath
  • Porthtowan
  • Porthmeor
  • Porthminster
  • Trevone Bay
  • Widemouth Bay
  • Crooklets
  • Summerleaze
  • Challaborough Bay
  • Croyde Bay
  • Burnham on Sea
  • Berrow
  • Coryton Cove
  • Teignmouth Town
  • Ness Cove
  • Sandy Bay
  • Swanage Central
  • Breakwater Beach, Torbay
  • Broadsands Beach, Torbay
  • Meadfoot Beach, Torbay
  • Oddicombe Beach, Torbay
  • Maidencombe Beach, Torbay
  • Goodrington Beach, Torbay
  • Paignton Beach, Torbay
  • Preston Sands, Torbay
  • Torre Abbey Sands, Torbay
  • Ansteys Cove, Torbay
  • Westward Ho!
  • Weymouth Central