United Kingdom Blue Flag Beaches 2018

2018 list of Blue Flag Beaches in United Kingdom.

The Blue Flag award is a prestigious, international award scheme that aims to provide an assurance to tourists that a beach has met a minimum standard. To collect a Blue Flag any United Kingdom beach must achieve the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.

Below you will see the regions within United Kingdom that have between them 116 beaches with a Blue Flag status awarded in 2018.

Antrim Blue Flag Beaches

Antrim has 2 Blue Flag beaches:

Bridgend Blue Flag Beaches

Bridgend has 2 Blue Flag beaches:

Carmarthenshire Blue Flag Beaches

Carmarthenshire has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Ceredigion Blue Flag Beaches

Ceredigion has 5 Blue Flag beaches:

Conwy Blue Flag Beaches

Conwy has 4 Blue Flag beaches:

Cornwall Blue Flag Beaches

Cornwall has 8 Blue Flag beaches:

Denbighshire Blue Flag Beaches

Denbighshire has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Derry Blue Flag Beaches

Derry has 4 Blue Flag beaches:

Devon Blue Flag Beaches

Devon has 8 Blue Flag beaches:

Dorset Blue Flag Beaches

Dorset has 10 Blue Flag beaches:

Down Blue Flag Beaches

Down has 3 Blue Flag beaches:

East Sussex Blue Flag Beaches

East Sussex has 2 Blue Flag beaches:

Essex Blue Flag Beaches

Essex has 5 Blue Flag beaches:

Gwynedd Blue Flag Beaches

Gwynedd has 8 Blue Flag beaches:

Hampshire Blue Flag Beaches

Hampshire has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Isle of Anglesey Blue Flag Beaches

Isle of Anglesey has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

Kent Blue Flag Beaches

Kent has 9 Blue Flag beaches:

Lancashire Blue Flag Beaches

Lancashire has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Lincolnshire Blue Flag Beaches

Lincolnshire has 4 Blue Flag beaches:

Norfolk Blue Flag Beaches

Norfolk has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

North Yorkshire Blue Flag Beaches

North Yorkshire has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Pembrokeshire Blue Flag Beaches

Pembrokeshire has 12 Blue Flag beaches:

Suffolk Blue Flag Beaches

Suffolk has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Swansea Bay and The Gower Blue Flag Beaches

Swansea Bay and The Gower has 3 Blue Flag beaches:

Tyne and Wear Blue Flag Beaches

Tyne and Wear has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

Vale of Glamorgan Blue Flag Beaches

Vale of Glamorgan has 2 Blue Flag beaches:

West Sussex Blue Flag Beaches

West Sussex has 1 Blue Flag beach.


The blue flag certification process is carried out every year by local quality organisations and for our beaches in the UK the annual results are announced at the end of May or beginning of June.

For more information and details of the assessment criteria visit the Blue Flag Award website.