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Sandy Bay and Lydstep Beach handed Blue Flag Beach awards

Haven’s Lydstep Beach and Sandy Bay, at Devon Cliffs, have been given Blue Flag Beach awards for 2018.

There are 65 beaches in England and 47 in Wales which have the honour and the two Haven-owned beaches are again on the list.

Lydstep Beach

What are 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.
  • The beaches have to pass numerous standards, including Water Quality, safety and services and environmental management.

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.

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.

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But while these are just the Haven beaches, there are plenty more near our parks which you can drive to in under 30 minutes.

Here’s a list:

Central Beach – Mablethorpe 

Golden Sands

Central Beach, Sutton on Sea

Golden Sands

Sea Palling



The Orchards

Blackpool South

Marton Mere and Cala Gran

Marina St Leonards

Combe Haven

Hayling Island 

Church Farm

West Wittering

Church Farm

Sandbanks Peninsular, Shore Road and Canford Cliffs (all Poole), Alum Chine, Durley Chine

Rockley Park

Carbis Bay

Riviere Sands


Riviere Sands

Great Western Beach

Perran Sands


Perran Sands

Weymouth Central

 Weymouth BaySeaview and Littlesea


Quay West

New Quay Harbour

Quay West

Rhos, Colwyn Bay





Hafan Y Mor


Hafan Y Mor


Hafan Y Mor

Morfa Bychan (Black Rock Sands)


Amroth, Saundersfoot, Coppet Hall, Tenby North, Tenby South and Tenby Castle

Kiln Park

Have you visited any of these Blue Flag beaches? Are you planning to in the future? Are there any you thought should be on the list? Let us know in the comment section below!