​With an increasing number of tourists deciding to holiday at home, visitors are looking for high-quality destinations. Blue Flag beaches are a great choice - only sites that boast the best quality bathing water, environmental education and management, safety and services are accredited with the prestigious award.

Who can apply for the award?

A designated bathing water site may be eligible for the award if they have the necessary facilities and services to meet the award criteria.

Applications can be made by the authority responsible for the site. This could be, for example, a Local Authority, private beach owner or national park. Community groups can also apply on condition that the managing authority or landowner agrees and grants permission.

Download the full criteria and guidance notes

To apply for a Blue Flag or request more information email Keep Wales Tidy’s Coast Team on [email protected] 

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