Polzeath beach is sand/shingle and is also one of the worlds most renowned surfing destinations. On the beach you also have rock pools and a nature reserve but at high tide Read more [...]
Nearest Seaside Award Beaches UK and Ireland
Seaside Award beaches . Unlike the Blue Flag beach award, each country also has its own seaside award to signify a good standard of beach and facilities. The awards evaluate a beach on water quality, information displays, environmental management, safety and services.
Below we list the current beaches that hold a Seaside Award.
Red Wharf Bay (Treath Coch) beach is a lovely sandy and pebble beach and as the tide goes out you get a massive area of sand. You have a lot of Read more [...]
Prestwick beach is a long sandy beach with views over to Isle of Arran. The beach extends out of Prestwick and is then backed by Prestwick Golf Club, birthplace of Read more [...]
The main beach at Abersoch is in a sheltered position that makes it ideal for traditional beach visitors and watersports lovers alike. This is a large, relatively sheltered sandy beach, Read more [...]
Castlerock beach is a mile of sandy beach backed by grass covered dunes that runs west-wards from the mouth of the River Bann. Facilities include car parking, seasonal lifeguards, toilets Read more [...]
The Knap beach is a wide steeply sloping pebble beach popular with surfers. At low tide you do get some sand. As you head along the coast the beach is Read more [...]
Yellowcraig is also sometimes refered to as Broad Sands Bay. The beach is a sandy beach backed by forest and grassland, a local nature reserve and a Site of Special Read more [...]
Melvich Bay beach is a small stretch of unspoilt sand backed by grass covered dunes. The bay has rocky outcrops to the west with a small concrete pier and the Read more [...]
The Strand at Portstewart is a large sandy beach backed by a sand dune system that reaches heights of up to 30 metres (100ft). Neolithic pottery and implements have also Read more [...]
Sandgate beach is a pebble beach that sits just in front of the town. Access to the shops, pubs and restaurants within Sandgate.
Strathy Bay beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes with views of the Pentland Firth. Parking in the nearby village of Strathy.
Croyde Bay beach is a wide sandy beach backed with sand dunes and located within a sheltered North Devon bay. The beach sits between the larger beaches of Putsborough/ Woolacombe Read more [...]