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24 beaches named the best in Wales for 2024

Caswell Bay is included on the map

Posted on June 5, 2024

Dozens of beaches across Wales have been awarded a prestigious Blue Flag this year. Blue Flag is an international award presented to well-managed beaches with excellent water quality.

It shows visitors that they are at a clean and safe beach. Every year, Keep Wales Tidy announces the winners for Wales , and in 2024 they have given the prestigious award to 24 beaches, including three marinas.

The news comes after 74 spots in England were also given Blue Flag awards. You can use our interactive map to find the nearest ones near you, or to see if the beach you’re planning to head to has won the award.

Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, said: “Wales boasts some of Europe’s finest beaches and water quality, and the global recognition of our coastline is a true reflection of the dedication and hard work of so many people, today we celebrate the announcement of 49 winners for the Wales Coast Awards 2024.

“With 24 Blue Flag awards, 13 Green Coast Awards, and 12 Seaside Awards, I commend the dedication to preserving our pristine coastal environments. As we celebrate in this achievement, let us also heed the call to protect and preserve our coastal treasures. Let’s ensure that we leave nothing but footprints, allowing these breathtaking spaces to be enjoyed for many generations to come.”

Owen Derbyshire, Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive said: “We’re delighted to see another successful year of Coast Awards here in Wales, with 49 stunning locations recognised among the world’s best.

“Achieving these prestigious awards means meeting rigorous standards put in place to ensure the safe enjoyment of visitors now and in years to come. This success is testament to the hard work of all involved in maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of our Welsh coastline.”


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