Find the nearest Seaside Award
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.
- Viking Bay beach is the main bay of the seven Broadstairs bays, a sandy beach with clifftop promenade, harbour pier, sea water tidal swimming pool and a boardwalk. The beach has a slope on the northern end of the harbour whilst on the southern end, you have steps or a seasonal lift to get you down from the gardens at the top of the cliffs. Facilities at the beach include toilets, cafes, pubs, kiosks, restaurants, boast slipway, lift to the beach (open Easter to October), deck chairs, amusements, chalets for hire, seasonal lifeguards. As this is the main Broadstairs beach you have various parking options, a small harbour car park or street parking at the top of the cliffs.
- Rhos-on-Sea beach is at the west end of the long stretch of beaches within Colwyn Bay. The beach is mainly sand with rocks and boulders in various locations and includes a small picturesque harbour. Parking on the road by the beach, promenade has a wide selection of cafes, coffee bars, seaside kiosks and restaurants.
- Seafield beach is a sandy beach with rock pools and some grass areas in a quiet area to the south of Kirkcaldy. The beach looks out into the Firth of Forth and if you are lucky you will see some seals on the rocks. Facilities at the beach include car parking but you can also walk from Kirkcaldy.
- Saundersfoot beach is a large flat sandy beach next to the harbour in a nice seaside town on the beautiful south Pembrokeshire coast. Even at high tide you still have sand available making this a very popular family beach. The beach is backed by a promenade and you have the harbour and Saundersfoot village to the south end. Facilities include parking, toilets with disabled facilities, seasonal lifeguards, slipway, harbour, cafe, pubs and restaurants.
- The beach at Sandy Haven is a large area of sand at low tide but all but disappears when the tide is high. Located on the North side of Milford Haven the beach has rock pools to explore and is backed by small cliffs. At low tide you can cross the Sandy Haven Pill using exposed stepping stones but be careful of the tide as if you get cut off you will have a long walk back around the coast. The stones are usable a few hours either side of high tide. All you have is a car park and slipway at the end of a narrow lane. The nearby village of Herbrandston has a small shop and you have a small campsite also sits behind the beach area.
- Gyllyngvase beach, locally known as Gylly beach, is a very popular gently shelving sandy beach with rock pools to explore. This is the largest of the Falmouth beaches overlooked by Pendennis Castle and is a great location, just a 10-15 minute walk away from Falmouth centre. The beach has gentle rollers making it a popular swimming, surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) beach. Facilities include toilets, shop, Gylly beach cafe, lifeguards in the summer, car park and road parking, disabled access (beach chair for hire). Gyllyngvase in Cornish means ‘the shallow inlet’.