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    Blue Flag Beach Awards 2017

    Haven can proudly announce that after the Blue Flag Beach Awards 2017 were revealed we continue to own two award-winning beach beauties, Sandy Bay at Devon Cliffs and Lydstep Beach in South Wales.

    What are the Blue Flag Beach Awards?

    • The Blue Flag is a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach they are visiting is one of the best in the world.
    • It is awarded annually and is valid for only one year which makes it even more special

     Lydstep Beach

    Sand? Check. Pebbles? Check. Impressive wooded cliffs at either end of the beach? Check. Lydstep Beach certainly does have all the criteria needed for a world class beach.

    As this beach is privately owned you will no longer have to fight for towel space, your kids can run free and you can sit back and relax on what will feel like your own private haven.

    Lydstep Beach, South Wales

    How many Haven Parks are near Blue Flag beaches?

    • We are pleased to say that we have 18 parks near these beautiful coastal locations, including nine parks less that one mile away – plus eight of those nine have direct access!

    Sandy Bay

    Fancy taking a trip back in time? Sandy Bay’s Jurassic coastline will really make you feel like you are walking with dinosaurs.

    Make the most of the spectacular views after a lovely stroll along the picturesque beach by treating yourself to a cream-tea at our South Beach Café.

    Devon Cliffs

    But what is it beaches need to have?

    • Not any old beach can have the Blue Flag placed on their sand, oh no!
    • The beaches have to pass numerous standards, including Water Quality, safety and services and environmental management.

    Central Beach – Mablethorpe

    Want to visit a traditional British beach? Then you’re in luck, because just around the corner from our park Golden Sands is a stunning beach which offers donkey rides, fish and chips and  gorgeous golden sand.

    There’s plenty of space to play bat and ball or get out your bucket and spade and build a sandcastle, or you can take a dip in the sea.


    South Tenby, near Kiln Park, offers a gorgeous two mile stretch of golden sands in case you want to enjoy a stroll along the beach or play beach sports with the family whilst looking out towards Caldey Island.

    If you want to view the beach from a different perspective jump on a boat to Caldey Islands to see how many puffins and seals you can spot.

    Morfa Bychan – Black Rock Sands

    Staying at Greenacres in North Wales? Make you sure take some time to have a wander down the road to this amazing beach. Whilst the name may suggest it’s full of black rocks, it couldn’t be more of the opposite and even has sand dunes.

    As you can drive onto the beach it’s great for motor boats and water bikes which have a special zone for their use. There are numerous rock pools which are perfect for exploring as they are teaming with marine life!


    Weymouth Beach is a curving stretch of golden sand nestled between the nearing town and Weymouth Pier. There is plenty to do at this traditional seaside beach, the safe and shallow waters make it the ideal place for a swim, snorkel, kayak or canoe trip.

    Also on offer is crazy golf and Punch and Judy shows so you wont be lost for things to do! Weymouth beach is nearby to our parks Weymouth Bay, Seaview and Littlesea, so make sure you check it out when you visit!


    We are proud of all our parks, our team and our owners who make winning these awards possible. For a full list of the Blue Flag Awards and more information click here.

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    Can't wait to visit some of these beaches this year!