Blue Flag and Seaside Award Winners 2013!

imagesIn total 168 awards have been presented this year.

55 Blue Flag and 113 Seaside Awards
(21 beaches holding both awards)

Blue Flag

A total of 55 beaches have been awarded Blue Flags in 2013. This year the water quality criteria has been judged against the EC Bathing Water Directive – 2006/7/EC and the bathing water must meet the excellent standard for both biological parameters.

East Midlands
4 winners

Central Beach, Mablethorpe   –  East Lindsey District Council
Central Beach, Skegness – East Lindsey District Council
Central Beach, Sutton on Sea – East Lindsey District Council
Cleethorpes North Promenade – North East Lincolnshire Council

East of England
7 Winners

Cromer North   –  Norfolk District Council
Sea Palling North   –  Norfolk District Council
Sheringham North   –  Norfolk District Council
Clacton on Sea (Martello Bay)   –  Tendring District Council
Dovercourt Bay   –  Tendring District Council
Brightlingsea   –  Tendring District Council
Lowestoft South Claremont Pier   –  Waveney District Council

North East
4 Winners

Tynemouth Longsands North   –  Tyneside MBC
King Edwards Bay North   –  Tyneside MBC
Whitley Bay North   –  Tyneside MBC
Sandhaven Beach South   –  Tyneside Council

Yorkshire
2 Winners

Scarborough North Bay   –  Scarborough Council
Whitby   –  Scarborough Council

South East
15 Winners

Littlehampton Coastguards   –  Arun District Council
Hayling Island Beachlands   –  Havant Borough Council
Sandown   –  Isle of Wight Council
Ventnor   –  Isle of Wight Council
Yaverland   –  Isle of Wight Council
Colwell   –  Isle of Wight Council
Minnis Bay   –  Thanet District Council
West Bay   –  Thanet District Council
St Mildreds   –  Thanet District Council
Westbrook Bay   –  Thanet District Council
Margate   –  Thanet District Council
Botany Bay   –  Thanet District Council
Joss Bay   –  Thanet District Council
Stone Bay   –  Thanet District Council
West Wittering Beach   –  West Wittering Estate plc

South West
23 Winners

Blackpool Sands   –  Blackpool Sands (Devon) Utilities Co Ltd
Poole, Sandbanks Peninsular   –  Borough of Poole
Poole, Shore Road   –  Borough of Poole
Poole, Canford Cliffs   –  Borough of Poole
Poole, Branksome Chine   –  Borough of Poole
Alum Chine   –  Bournemouth Borough Council
Durley Chine   –  Bournemouth Borough Council
Fisherman’s Walk   –  Bournemouth Borough Council
Southbourne   –  Bournemouth Borough Council
Carbis Bay   –  Carbis Bay Hotel
Polzeath   –  Cornwall Council
Porthtowan   –  Cornwall Council
Gyllyngvase   –  Cornwall Council
Porthmeor   –  Porthmeor Beach Services
Sandy Bay   –  Devon Cliff Holiday Park
Salcombe South Sands   –  South Hams District Council
Swanage Central   –  Swanage Town Council
Dawlish Warren   –  Teignbridge District Council
Breakwater Beach   –  Torbay Council
Broadsands Beach   –  Torbay Council
Meadfoot Beach   –   Torbay Council
Oddicombe Beach   –  Torbay Council
Westward Ho!   –  Torridge District Council

Seaside Awards

This year 112 beaches have been presented with a Seaside Award

East Midlands
6 Winners

Central Beach, Mablethorpe   –  East Lindsey District Council
Central Beach, Skegness   –  East Lindsey District Council
Central Beach, Sutton on Sea   –  East Lindsey District Council
Cleethorpes Central   –  North East Lincolnshire Council
Cleethorpes Humberston Fitties   –  North East Lincolnshire Council
Cleethorpes Marine Embankment   –  North East Lincolnshire Council

East of England
20 Winners

Hunstanton Main   –  Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Mundesley North   –  Norfolk District Council
East Runton North   –  Norfolk District Council
Bell Wharf Beach, Leigh on Sea   –  Southend on Sea
Chalkwell Beach   –  Southend on Sea
East Beach, Shoeburyness   –  Southend on Sea
Jubilee Beach   –  Southend on Sea
Thorpe Bay Beach   –  Southend on Sea
Three Shells Beach   –  Southend on Sea
Shoebury Common Beach   –  Southend on Sea
Martello Tower Clacton   –  Tendring District Council
West Beach Clacton   –  Tendring District Council
Frinton on Sea   –   Tendring District Council
Walton Albion   –  Tendring District Council
Walton The Naze   –  Tendring District Council
Harwich   –  Tendring District Council
Lowestoft North Claremont Pier   –  Waveney District Council
Southwold Pier   –  Waveney District Council
Southwold Denes   –  Waveney District Council
Kessingland   –  Waveney District Council

North East
8 Winners

Tynemouth Longsands   –  North Tyneside MBC
King Edwards Bay   –  North Tyneside MBC
Whitley Bay   –  North Tyneside MBC
Sandhaven Beach   –  South Tyneside Council
Seaton Carew Centre   –  Hartlepool Borough Council
Cullercoats   –  North Tyneside MBC
Roker   –  Sunderland City Council
Seaburn   –  Sunderland City Council

Yorkshire
16 Winners

Withernsea   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington North   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington South   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Hornsea   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Barmston   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Wilsthorpe   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Fraisthorpe  –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Danes Dyke   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
South Landing   –  East Riding of Yorkshire
Scarborough South Bay   –  Scarborough Council
Filey   –  Scarborough Council
Runswick Bay   –  Scarborough Council
Cayton Bay   –  Scarborough Council
Robin Hoods Bay   –  Scarborough Council
Scarborough North Bay   –  Scarborough Council
Whitby   –   carborough Council

North West
10 Winners

St Bees   –  Copeland Borough Council
Silecroft   –  Copeland Borough Council
Seascale   –  Copeland Borough Council
Haverigg   –  Copeland Borough Council
Morecambe   –  North Lancaster City Council
Morecambe   –  South Lancaster City Council
Formby   –  Lifeboat Road Sefton Council
Marine Beach  –   Fleetwood Wyre Borough Council
Rossall Beach  –   Wyre Borough Council
Central Beach  –   Blackpool Blackpool Council

South East
26 Winners

Bognor Regis   –  East Arun District Council
Littlehampton   –  Coastguards Arun District Council
Reculver   –  Canterbury City Council
Tankerton   –  Canterbury City Council
Herne Bay   –  Canterbury City Council
Marina, St Leonards on Sea   –  Hastings Borough Council
Pelham Beach   –  Hastings Borough Council
Sandown   –  Isle of Wight Council
Ventnor   –  Isle of Wight Council
Yaverland   –  Isle of Wight Council
Cowes   –  Isle of Wight Council
East Cowes   –  Isle of Wight Council
Springvale   –  Isle of Wight Council
Seagrove   –  Isle of Wight Council
Gurnard   –  Isle of Wight Council
Ryde East   –  Isle of Wight Council
St Helens   –  Isle of Wight Council
Totland   –  Isle of Wight Council
Shanklin   –  Isle of Wight Council
Colwell   –  Isle of Wight Council
Sandgate Beach   –  Sandgate Parish Council
Beach Street Sheerness –  Swale Borough Council
Leysdown Beach   –  Swale Borough Council
Minster Leas   –  Swale Borough Council
Ramsgate Main Sands   –  Thanet District Council
Viking Bay, Broadstairs   –  Thanet District Council

South West
27 Winners

Bournemouth Pier   –  Bournemouth Borough Council
Boscombe Pier   –  Bournemouth Borough Council
Avon Beach   –  Christchurch Borough Council
Friars Cliff Beach   –  Christchurch Borough Council
Highcliffe Beach   –  Christchurch Borough Council
Combe Martin Beach   –  Combe Martin Parish Council
Croyde Bay   –  Parkdean Holidays
Challaborough Bay   –  Parkdean Holidays
Burnham on Sea   –  Sedgemoor District Council
Berrow   –  Sedgemoor District Council
Coryton Cove   –  Teignbridge District Council
Teignmouth Town   –  Teignbridge District Council
Ness Cove   –  Teignbridge District Council
Sandy Bay   –  Devon Cliff Holiday Park
Swanage Central   –  Swanage Town Council
Breakwater Beach   –  Torbay Council
Broadsands Beach   –  Torbay Council
Meadfoot Beach   –  Torbay Council
Oddicombe Beach  –   Torbay Council
Maidencombe Beach   –  Torbay Council
Goodrington Beach   –  Torbay Council
Paignton Beach   –  Torbay Council
Preston Sands   –  Torbay Council
Torre Abbey Sands   –  Torbay Council
Ansteys Cove   –  Torbay Council
Westward Ho!   –  Torridge District Council
Weymouth Central   –  Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Congratulations to all of you who helped make these beaches winners this year!

All of these beaches can be found on our website by clicking on the map on the home page.

Comments

  1. Nice to know the United Kingdom has so many fantastic beaches to visit!

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