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Amroth blue flag beach
Tresaith blue flag beach

We look forward to the Keep Wales Tidy Coast Awards every year, it’s always great to see so many beaches in West Wales celebrated for their cleanliness, water quality, and facilities. Blue flag beaches in West Wales mark those beaches with exceptional water quality, safety and environmental management. Since it launched in 1987, Blue Flag now recognises the best beaches, marinas and boat tour operators in nearly 50 countries.

We’re incredibly proud that Wales has more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in the UK.

In West Wales, 15 beaches were awarded a Blue Flag for 2022:

Carmarthenshire: Cefn Sidan.
Ceredigion: Aberystwyth South, Borth, Llangranog, Tresaith.
Pembrokeshire: Amroth, Broadhaven North, Coppet Hall, Dale, Newgale, Poppit Sands, Saundersfoot, Tenby Castle, Tenby South, Whitesands

Cilborth blue flag beach
Tresaith blue flag beach

There’s also the Seaside Award – which marks the standard of water quality alongside the facilities on offer. This year 11 beaches in Ceredigion have bagged this:
Aberporth, Aberystwyth North, Cilborth, Clarach, Llangranog, Llanrhystud, Mwnt, New Quay Harbour, Penbryn, Traeth Y Dolau, Tresaith

Penbryn blue flag beach
Freshwater east blue flag beach

And the Green Coast Award, which recognises the ‘hidden gems’ along our coastline, has been awarded to 4 beaches in Ceredigion and 7 in Pembrokeshire!
Ceredigion: Cilborth, Llanrhystud, Mwnt, Penbryn.
Pembrokeshire: Abereiddy, Caerfai, Druidston, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Penally, West Angle Bay.

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