A total of 70 English beaches were awarded Blue Flags this year down 1 from 2010, with the biggest improvement seen in Torbay.

East Midlands
Central Beach, Mablethorpe Lincolnshire
Central Beach, Skegness
Central Beach, Sutton on Sea
Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire

East of England
Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk
Cromer Beach, Norfolk
Sea Palling Beach, Norfolk
Mundesley Beach, Norfolk
Sheringham Beach, Norfolk
Chalkwell Beach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
East Beach, Shoeburyness, Essex
Jubilee Beach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Three Shells Beach, Southend-on-Sea,  Essex
Shoebury Common Beach,  Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Brightlingsea Beach, Essex
Dovercourt Bay Beach, Essex
Martello Bay Beach, Clacton on Sea, Essex
Lowestoft South of Claremont Pier, Suffolk
Lowestoft North of Claremont Pier, Suffolk
Southwold Pier Beach, Suffolk

North East
Whitley Bay Beach, Tyne and Wear
Tynemouth Longsands South, Tyne and Wear
Tynemouth King Edwards Bay, Tyne and Wear
Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Roker Beach, Tyne and Wear
Seaburn Beach, Tyne and Wear

South East
Littlehampton Coastguards Beach, West Sussex
Bognor Regis Beach, West Sussex
Hayling Island Beachlands Beach, Hampshire
Ventnor Beach, Isle of Wight
Sandown Beach, Isle of Wight
Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight
Botany Bay Beach, Kent
Joss Bay Beach, Kent
Westbrook Bay Beach, Kent
West Wittering Beach, West Sussex

South West

Sandbanks Peninsular, Poole, Dorset
Shore Road Beach, Poole, Dorset
Canford Cliffs Chine Beach, Poole, Dorset
Branksome Chine Beach, Poole, Dorset
Alum Chine Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset
Durley Chine Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset
Fisherman’s Walk, Bournemouth, Dorset
Southbourne Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset
Gyllyngvase Beach, Cornwall
Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall
Polzeath Beach, Cornwall
Porthminster Beach, Cornwall
Porthmeor Beach, Cornwall
Challaborough Bay Beach, Devon
Croyde Bay Beach, Devon
Woolacombe Sands, Devon
South Sands, Devon
Swanage Central Beach, Dorset
Dawlish Warren Beach, Devon
Oddicombe Beach, Torbay, Devon
Meadfoot Beach, Torbay, Devon
Broadsands Beach, Torbay, Devon
Breakwater Beach, Torbay, Devon
Paignton Beach, Torbay, Devon
Preston Sands, Torbay, Devon
Westward Ho! Beach, Devon
Tunnels Beaches, Devon
Blackpool Sands Beach, Devon
Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, Devon

Hornsea East Beach, Yorkshire
Withernsea East Beach, Yorkshire
Filey Bay North Beach, Yorkshire
Whitby West North Beach, Yorkshire
Scarborough North Beach, North Yorkshire

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