21 May 2015
Wales' award winning beaches 2015
Wales has increased its number of Blue Flag beaches to 41 and one Blue Flag marina.
Blue Flag criteria include the highest standard of water quality, environmental education, management, safety and services. The Green Coast award is awarded to those quiet, quaint, hidden gems. With high standards of water quality and known for their natural, rural surroundings.
Without further ado, the winners are....
North Beach, Tenby in Pembrokeshire
Blue Flag: Amroth, Broadhaven Central, Coppet Hall, Dale, Lydstep, Newgale, Tenby North, Tenby South, Castle Beach Tenby, Whitesands, Saundersfoot
Green Coast Awards: Abereiddy, Barafundle, Broadhaven South, Cwm yr Eglwys, Druidstone Haven, Freshwater East, Marloes, Martin’s Haven, Penally, Priory Bay Caldey Island, West Dale
Snowdonia Mountains & Coast
Aberdaron beach, Llyn Peninsula
Blue Flag: Aberdaron, Abersoch South, Barmouth, Craig Du Beach Central, Morfa Dinlle, Pwllheli, Cricceith Traeth y promenade
Green Coast Awards: Bennar, Llandanwg, Harlech North, Porth Neigwl
Benllech beach, Anglesey
Blue Flag: Benllech, Church Bay, Llanddona, Porth Dafarch, Llanddwyn, Trearddur Bay
Green Coast Awards: Borth Wen, Cemlyn, Porth Nobla Llanfaelog, Cable Bay, Sandy Beach, Silver Bay Rhoscolyn, St. Davids Benllech, Traeth Crigyll, Traeth Mawr Aberffraw
Aberporth Beach, Ceredigion
Blue Flag: Aberporth, Aberystwyth North, Borth, Llangrannog, Newquay Harbour, Tresaith
Green Coast Awards: Llanrhystud, Mwnt, Penbryn, Cilborth
Bracelet Bay on the Gower Peninsula
Blue Flag: Bracelet Bay, Caswell Central, Langland West, Port Eynon West, Swansea Marina
The Glamorgan Heritage coastline
Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Blue Flag: Rest Bay, Trecco Bay
Llandudno & Colwyn Bay
Llanfairfechan, Llandudno by Flawless!
Blue Flag: Llanfairfechan, Colwyn Bay, West Shore Llandudno
Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire
Blue Flag: Cefn Sidan
North East Wales
Collecting shells at Point of Ayr, Prestatyn by Stevo3
Blue Flag: Prestatyn
Green Coast Awards: Marine Lake , Rhyl