Blue Flag Beach UK – Award Winning UK Beaches

Blue Flag Beaches UK

Discover Blue Flag awarded beaches around the UK.

Blue Flag Beaches in the UK

There are almost 200 Blue Flag Beaches around the beautiful UK Coast. Every year in May the winners of prestigious Blue Flag awards are announced. This means that visitors to these beaches can be assured the highest standard of bathing water and cleanliness.

In 2022 a total of 80 beaches were awarded a prestigious Blue Flag in England, 45 beaches in Wales, 52 in Scotland and 6 in Northern Ireland.

What is a Blue Flag Beach

Blue Flag is a respected, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting is one of the best in the world.

The awarded coastal destinations have the highest water quality, excellent facilities, and safety, environmental criteria are met.

There are just under 5,000 beaches, marinas or boats around the world that have Blue Flag Status.

In England the Blue Flag Award Programme is administered by Keep Britain Tidy. Separate administration arrangements exist in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. International Blue Flag is run by The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Blue Flag Beaches England

Visit one of England’s 77 Blue Flag beaches

Blue Flag Beaches Wales

Visit one of Wales’ 45 Blue Flag beaches

Blue Flag Beaches N.Ireland

Visit one of Northern Ireland’s 6 Blue Flag beaches

Blue Flag Beaches Scotland

Visit one of Scotland’s 52 Blue Flag beaches

For more on the Blue Flag Programme in the UK and around the world.