Head for a Blue Flag beach

Blue Flag beach - The UK's Blue Flag beaches 2013 - Country & travel - allaboutyou.com

To be awarded Blue Flag status, the beach must have high standards of cleanliness and management, promote coastal environmental care and have attained high water quality. It refers only to the busier 'resort' beaches.

This year 55 Blue Flags have been awarded in England, down on last year's total. 

England

Dorset
Bournemouth, Alum Chine
Bournemouth, Durley Chine
Bournemouth, Fisherman's Walk
Bournemouth, Southbourne Beach
Poole, Branksome Chine
Poole, Canford Cliffs Chine
Poole, Sandbanks Peninsular
Poole, Shore Road
Swanage Central
Westward Ho!
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Devon
Blackpool Sands
Dawlish Warren
Sandy Bay
Salcombe South Sands
Torbay, Breakwater Beach
Torbay, Broadsands Beach
Torbay, Meadfoot Beach
Torbay, Oddicombe Beach
Spend a weekend in Salcombe
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Cornwall
Carbis Bay
Gyllnygvase
Polzeath
Porthmeor
Porthtowan
Take a walk around St Ives, and Porthmeor beach
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North Yorkshire
North Bay in Scarborough, Whitby
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Tyne & Wear
Sandhaven
Tynemouth Longsands South
Whitley Bay
King Edwards Bay
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South Humberside
Cleethorpes North Promenade
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Norfolk

Brightlingsea Beach
Cromer
Sea Palling
Sheringham
Walk the Norfolk Coast Path
Escape to north Norfolk
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Suffolk
South Claremont Pier in Lowestoft
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Lincolnshire
Central Beach, Mablethorpe
Central Beach, Skegness
Central Beach, Sutton on Sea
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Essex
Clacton on Sea, Martello Bay
Dovercourt Bay
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West Sussex
Hayling Island Beachlands
Littlehampton Coastguards
West Wittering
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Isle of Wight
Sandown
Ventnor
Yaverland
Colwell
Walk the Isle of Wight Coastal Path
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Kent
Botany Bay, Broadstairs
Joss Bay
Margate Main Sands
Minnis Bay 
St Mildred's Bay, Westgate
Stone Bay
West Bay, Westgate
Westbrook Bay
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