England’s cleanest blue flag beaches 2022

England’s cleanest seashores have been revealed, with the biggest quantity within the South West.

Seventy-one seashores from throughout the nation had been awarded Blue Flag standing, a world mark from the Basis for Environmental Schooling that deems seashores as being clear, protected, environmentally pleasant and having nice amenities.

The South West had probably the most Blue Flag seashores in England, with 32 of its seashores profitable the award, whereas Yorkshire and the Humber had only one.

Within the East Midlands, 5 seashores had been awarded Blue Flags; within the East of England there have been 12; within the North East there have been six; and within the South East there have been 15 winners.

English favourites that had been awarded Blue Flag standing embrace Brighton, Whitby, Cromer, Cleethorpes and Bournemouth.

In the meantime, 137 seashores throughout the nation had been introduced with a Seaside Award. Run by Hold Britain Tidy, the nationwide Seaside Awards rewards high-quality seashores in England with good water high quality.

The 71 seashores with Blue Flag standing and the 137 Seaside Awards signify a rise of 18 from 2018.

“Visiting seashores with the Blue Flag or Seaside Award standing means beach-goers can really feel extra relaxed in a setting that’s environmentally thoughtful,” stated Hold Britain Tidy’s chief government Allison Ogden-Newton.

“We as people really feel emotionally linked to the setting greater than ever, with so many experiencing eco-anxiety. Hold Britain Tidy continues to push for extra environmentally accountable seashores, the place guests needn’t really feel this stress.

“We’re extremely happy to have much more winners this 12 months than final, proving the nice dedication of the seashore employees. From environmental training for the local people and guaranteeing accountable seashore use, to cleansing regimes and an growing variety of recycling amenities, it’s a full-time dedication to create seashores worthy of the awards.

“Because of the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, guests will be reassured their vacation spot is cared for and they’ll be capable to assist preserve the excessive requirements of those awards because of their environmental initiatives.”

England’s Blue Flag-awarded seashores by area

East Midlands

Ingoldmells South

Central Seashore, Mablethorpe

Central Seashore, Skegness

Central Seashore, Sutton on Sea

Cleethorpes Central

East of England


Sea Palling



East Runton

West Runton

East Seashore Shoeburyness

Shoebury Widespread

Thorpe Bay

Three Shells Seashore

Dovercourt Bay


North East

Tynemouth Longsands

King Edwards Bay

Whitley Bay



Saltburn by the Sea

Yorkshire & Humber


South East

Brighton Central

Hove Lawns


Marina St Leonards

Hayling Island Beachlands

Sheerness Seashore

Minster Leas

Minnis Bay

West Bay

St Mildreds

Botany Bay

Margate Predominant Sands

Stone Bay

Westbrook Bay

West Wittering Seashore

South West

Blackpool Sands

Poole, Sandbanks Peninsular

Poole, Shore Highway

Poole, Canford Cliffs

Poole, Branksome Chine

Alum Chine

Bournemouth Manor Steps

Durley Chine

Fisherman’s Stroll


Carbis Bay



Nice Western


Trevone Bay

Widemouth Bay

Sandy Bay

Exmouth East

Challaborough Bay

Croyde Bay

Swanage Central

Dawlish Warren

Teignmouth City

Breakwater Seashore


Meadfoot Seashore

Oddicombe Seashore

Preston Sands

Torre Abbey Sands

Westward Ho!

Weymouth Central

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