A Guide To Our Blue Flag Beaches In Wales

Published: Monday 23rd May 2016

Written by: Gareth Mahoney

Wales has over 800 miles of coastline to explore and along that coast some wonderful beaches. We are proud of our beaches in Wales and we should be with 47 sites proudly flying the Blue Flag Award in Wales this year (more than any other previous year).

The Blue Flag Award is a highly respected international award and runs in 49 countries across the world. In Wales, environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy run the award.


Broad HavenBroadhaven in Pembrokeshire

The prestigious award is only awarded to beaches and marinas that have the highest quality of water, environmental education and management, safety and services. It acts as a guarantee to the public that a beach is among the finest not only in the country, but around the world.

Traeth Abersoch Beach

So where are these Blue flag beaches in Wales? Well here’s a handy list of them all for you to take a look at and plan to visit during your next trip to Wales.



AbersochNorth Wales 

  • Aberdaron Beach
  • Abersoch
  • Barmouth
  • Benllech
  • Church Bay
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Criccieth
  • Llanddona
  • Llanddwyn Beach
  • Llandudno – West Shore
  • Llanfairfechan
  • Morfa Bychan – Black Rock Sands
  • Porth Dafarch
  • Prestatyn Central
  • Pwllheli
  • Trearddur Bay

West Wales

  • Aberporth
  • Amroth
  • Borth
  • Broadhaven
  • Castle Beach Tenby
  • Coppet Hall
  • Dale
  • Llangrannog
  • Lydstep
  • New Quay – Harbour Beach
  • Newgale Sands
  • North Aberystwyth
  • North Tenby
  • Pembrey Beach – Llanelli (Cefn Sidan)
  • Saundersfoot
  • South Aberystwyth
  • South Tenby
  • Tresaith
  • Whitesands

South Wales

  • Bracelet Bay
  • Caswell Bay
  • Langland Bay
  • Port Eynon
  • Rest Bay Porthcawl
  • Trecco Bay Porthcawl

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Gareth Mahoney



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