Many are popular holiday beaches but Conde Nast Traveller has unearthed the less obvious and most beautiful Blue Flag
sands in Britain.
As well as the 44 blue flags
, there were also 18 beaches in Wales that gained the Green Coast Award - recognising the "hidden gems" along our coastline, along with another 40 that achieved the Seaside Award for their standard of water quality and facilities, making a total of 102 honours in the Wales Coast Awards.
A Blue Flag
is a world-renowned eco-label owned by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Britain's best blue flag
beaches for 2019 have been revealed- and it's making us excited for the weekend.
The region will continue to fly its 19 Blue Flag
Awards this year as Keep Wales Tidy unveiled the country's cleanest shorelines as part of the Wales Coast Awards 2018.
An Taisce awarded three more Blue Flags
than the 2016 season with Fantastic beaches remain Portumna in Co Galway and Greencastle Marina, Co Donegal, hoisting the international hallmark for the first time.
THERE was a triple celebration along the North East coast as top Blue Flag
beach awards were handed out.
Head of the Paphos Beaches Committee, Nikos Simillides, stated that the municipality will continue working towards keeping the beaches at the same quality level, adding that he is proud that Paphos was awarded with nine Blue Flags
Moaz Sawaf, Blue Flag
project manager said: "Blue Flags
are awarded every season.
With these newly awarded sites listed below, the UAE now boasts a total of 24 Blue Flags
across the emirates.
The Blue Flag
programme is a global initiative of the Foundation for EnvironA[degrees]mental Education (FEE) to protect and develop beaches and marinas across the globe.
Penmaenmawr in Conwy and Tywyn, Gwynedd, all gained blue flag
status issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for facilities, environmental management, water quality and all-round cleanliness.