Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Visiting beaches with the Blue Flag or Seaside Award status means beach-goers can feel more relaxed in a setting that is environmentally considerate.
“We as individuals feel emotionally connected to the environment more than ever, with so many experiencing eco-anxiety. Keep Britain Tidy continues to push for more environmentally responsible beaches, where visitors needn’t feel this stress.
“We’re incredibly pleased to have even more winners this year than last, proving the great dedication of the beach staff. From environmental education for the local community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment to create beaches worthy of the awards.
“Thanks to the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, visitors can be reassured their destination is cared for and they will be able to help maintain the high standards of these awards thanks to their environmental initiatives.”
Langland Bay, Gower, Wales
Port Eynon Bay, Port Eynon, Wales
Whitesands, St. David’s Peninsula, Wales
Lydstep Bay, Lydstep, Wales
Llanddwyn, Anglesey, Wales
Church Bay, Anglesey, Wales
Achmelvich, Lairg, Scotland