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57.4MILES

COTSWOLDS WATER PARK (KEYNES LAKE 32) BEACH

COTSWOLDS DC
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
  • Sea Region North Sea
  • Water Type L
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 51.6621, -1.9606
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

82.8MILES

WEST KIRBY BEACH

WIRRAL
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type estuary
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.3721, -3.1889
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Just 300 metres in length, but this beach lies between 1km of beautiful sand dunes and 2km of sand flats that are exposed at low tide. West Kirby beach has one of the best marine lakes in the area, which has been recently opened after a complete refurbishment. Windsurfing and kiting are popular activities on this beach, although are not allowed within 100m of the tide line, to allow swimmers to enjoy the water safely. Free parking is available on the promenade running alonside the marine lake, and there is also a pay-and-display car park close to the beach at Dee Lane. There are plenty of local shops within driving distance at West Kirby.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach complies with mandatory requirements for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

83MILES

NEW BRIGHTON BEACH

WIRRAL
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.4352, -3.0747
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

A popular seaside resort that's home to the Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre. Having undergone a recent redevelopment, New Brighton is now home to a casino, new restaurants, hotels, cinema and activity centres. The beach is 3/4 mile of flat sand, with excellent views across Liverpool Bay. A host of facilities is available, including first aid and toilets. Activities include swimming, jetskiing, powerboating, fishing and canoeing. Parking is available at Bay View Drive or along King's Drive. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

83.3MILES

MORETON BEACH

WIRRAL
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.4177, -3.1194
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Lovely sandy beach with plenty of facilities for day-trippers to the beach, including shops, cafe, public toilets and a leisure centre. Horse riding and sand-buggying are popular activities on this beach. Water quality is considered excellent, and Wirral Council seasonal lifeguards patrol this beach at peak times. The beach is Marine Conservation Society recommended. Car parking is available near to the beach.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

83.8MILES

MEOLS BEACH

WIRRAL
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.4066, -3.1598
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Meols beach is a small strip of shingle and vast expanse of sand that is exposed during low tides. Sand buggying is a popular pastime on the large areas of sand exposed by the receding tides. There are plenty of popular coastal walks as well as bird-watching opportunities. Adjacent to the beach is the 4-mile long North Wirral Coastal Park. Toilets are available at the beach, and parking is available nearby.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

84.8MILES

CLEVEDON BEACH BEACH

WOODSPRING
Somerset
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type estuary
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 51.4376, -2.8659
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

88.3MILES

PRESTATYN BEACH

PRESTATYN
DENBIGHSHIRE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.3463, -3.4157
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Prestatyn beaches are split into three different areas. At the west end of Prestatyn, Ffrith Beach stretches from the Golf Course to Ffrith Beach Fun Park. The beach is dog-friendly and dog walkers are welcome from May-September. At Central Beach there is a Blue Flag proudly displayed, meaning the water quality is checked regularly for bathers to swim. Car parking is available nearby, and lifeguards are stationed during the season. Facilities at Central Beach include toilets, cafe, play area and outdoor shower. Finally, Barkby Beach is home to plenty of boats - it's home to Prestatyn Sailing Club and slipway. Swimming at Barkby Beach isn't recommended, but the beach itself is excellent for sunbathers.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

90MILES

FORMBY BEACH

SEFTON
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.5482, -3.1063
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods, Formby Beach enjoys breathtaking sea views that head out into the Irish Sea towards Ireland. Ideal for families, there are picnic areas and plenty of walks across the landscape. Open all year, this beach won the Quality Coast Award 2012. A large car park and picnic area is available. No lifeguard cover is available at Formby Beach.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

90.3MILES

RHYL BEACH

RHYL
DENBIGHSHIRE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.3309, -3.5001
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach complies with mandatory requirements for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

90.6MILES

KINMEL BAY (SANDY COVE) BEACH

KINMEL BAY (SANDY COVE)
Conwy County
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.3124, -3.5355
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

A wonderful north-facing sandy beach that's located next to Kinmel Dunes nature reserve. A narrow promenade and sea wall runs along the beach, next to the car park. Toilets and cafe is situated on the seaward side of the car park, which is free. Canoeing, windsurfing and swimming are popular activities. Water quality is excellent, but there is no lifeguard on duty at this beach. The beach has been awarded with a Green Coast Award, and is Marine Conservation Society recommended.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

91.3MILES

WESTON-SUPER-MARE SAND BAY BEACH

WOODSPRING
Somerset
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type estuary
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 51.3644, -2.9661
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

92.4MILES

AINSDALE BEACH

SEFTON
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.6079, -3.064
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Ainsdale Beach is one of the most popular on the coast and has been awarded a Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. It is the only beach in the North West to have ever been awarded the international Blue Flag (in 2004 and 2006). Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy and landboard use and kitesurfing taking place on the sea. Nearby Ainsdale Village offers good shopping and restaurants. Please take note of beach safety flags and signage. Codes of conduct available. No Lifeguard cover.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach complies with mandatory requirements for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

93.1MILES

BORTH BEACH

BORTH
CEREDIGION
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 52.4909, -4.0546
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

93.1MILES

WESTON MAIN BEACH

WOODSPRING
Somerset
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type estuary
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 51.3412, -2.9834
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

93.1MILES

ABERDYFI BEACH

ABERDYFI
GWYNEDD
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type estuary
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 52.5422, -4.0553
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

The popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn. Even though the sea looks inviting, swimmers must take care while venturing out, due to the strong currents around the estuary mouth. Aberdyfi's southern shore along the Dyfi Estuary is part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. Facilities include parking, toilets, disabled access, shop, first aid (seasonal) and camp site. Dog restrictions in force.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach complies with mandatory requirements for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

94.2MILES

FAIRBOURNE BEACH

FAIRBOURNE
GWYNEDD
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 52.6974, -4.0597
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

The Blue Flag beach at Fairbourne is a two mile stretch of beach, backed by steep pebble banks, which exposes a vast amount of golden sandy beaches from mid-tide level. At the northern end the beach joins the Mawddach Estuary, while at the southern end of the beach is squeezed between sheer cliffs and the sea. The beach is an attractive venture for people exercising their dogs, however, during the summer months there is a dog ban enforced on the central area.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

94.2MILES

WESTON-SUPER-MARE UPHILL SLIPWAY BEACH

WOODSPRING
Somerset
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type estuary
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 51.3247, -2.9903
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach complies with mandatory requirements for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

94.2MILES

SOUTHPORT BEACH

SEFTON
MERSEYSIDE
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 53.6532, -3.0273
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

94.3MILES

CLARACH SOUTH BEACH

CLARACH SOUTH
CEREDIGION
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 52.4329, -4.0814
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

94.5MILES

BARMOUTH BEACH

BARMOUTH
GWYNEDD
  • Sea Region Atlantic Ocean
  • Water Type C
  • Sat Nav Coordinates 52.7228, -4.062
  • Meets Blue Flag Directive? Yes

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia's most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there's so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded. Barmouth is well located for watersports - there's easy access to the sea via a slipway on the beach, though a craft exclusion zone is in place to protect swimmers. As a fully fledged seaside resort Barmouth comes complete with all the expected amenities and attractions - shops, cafes and restaurants, good parking, amusements and entertainments. There's good disabled access to the beach too, and the resort is well served by public transport.

Water quality: Bathing water at this beach meets or exceeds legal guidelines for water quality, and is safe for swimming/bathing.

Compliant with the Blue Flag Directive 2010.

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