Find the nearest Blue Flag
Blue Flag beaches , 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 UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
- Broadsands beach is a beautiful sweep of fine red sands, between rocky headlands. This beach is an ideal beach for families with children, the long promenade is lined with colourful beach huts and gives a level walk to both ends of the beach. This beach is a favoured starting point for coastal walkers. Facilities at the beach include parking, toilets, food, beach huts, deckchair and pedalo hire. Devon also has a similarly named beach near Watermouth between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on Devon’s North Coast, click here for Broadsands beach, Ilfracombe.
- Pwllheli beach is a very long stretch of south facing sand on the Llyn Peninsula and is also known as Pwllheli South Beach. The beach starts out at the marina and stretches for approximately 3 miles to Llanbedrog and as you move away from the town you have a beautiful remove beach. Pwllheli is known as the unnoficial capital of the Llyn Peninsula. Parking on the road behind the beach, toilets, promenade, beach shop and Pwllheli has a harbour.
- Llanddwyn Beach is a large sandy beach with dunes on the south-western tip of Anglesey. Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve and forest is just behind the beach giving it an amazing backdrop. The nature reserve is protected but some great trails in the forest to explore. The beach is popular beach with kitesurfers, kite-buggies and windsurfers, although can get busy. Llanddwyn Beach is sometimes referred to as Newborough beach. Facilities include parking, toilets with disabled facilities, picnic areas and more available in nearby Newborough.
- Rest Bay beach is approximately 2.5 kilometres at low tide, and faces south west towards the Bristol Channel. The beach is a mix of sand with rock slabs and pebbles at the high tide line. Porthcawl town sits in the south-east end of the bay, while the north-west end has the Royal Porthcawl Golf Course. Popular with surfers, windsurfing and kitesurfing in designated zones.