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Blue Flag beach awards
Blue Flag has announced its winners of its annual survey of clean beaches in England.

The survey, conducted around the world, measures across a range of 29 criteria, including accessibility for disabled visitors to the number of bins, lifeguards and litter levels.

Click on the region to see which beaches have made the grade for 2007.

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2007: 3 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 0 Blue Flag beaches

Central Beach, Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire (new 2007)

Central Beach, Skegness in Lincolnshire (new 2007)

Central Beach, Sutton On Sea in Lincolnshire (new 2007)


2007: 14 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 18 Blue Flag beaches

Brightlingsea Beach in Essex

Cromer in Norfolk

Dovercourt Bay in Essex

Felixstowe South in Suffolk

Gorleston Beach in Norfolk

Lowestoft North of Claremont Pier in Suffolk

Lowestoft South of Claremont Pier in Suffolk

Mundesley in Norfolk

Sea Palling in Norfolk

Sheringham in Norfolk

Three Shells Beach in Essex

Shoebury Common Beach in Essex

East Beach, Shoeburyness in Essex

Southwold Pier Beach in Suffolk

Out from 2006: Great Yarmouth Central, Hunstanton, Martello Bay Clacton, Jubilee Beach


2007: 7 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 5 Blue Flag beaches

Roker in Tyne and Wear

Sandhaven, South Shields in Tyne and Wear (new 2007)

Seaburn in Tyne and Wear

Seaton Carew Foreshore in Durham (new 2007)

Tynemouth King Edwards Bay in Tyne and Wear

Tynemouth Longsands South in Tyne and Wear

Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear


2007: 0 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 1 Blue Flag beach

Out from 2006: Ainsdale


2007: 19 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 17 Blue Flag beaches

Bognor Regis, East of Pier in West Sussex

Botany Bay, Westgate in Kent (new 2007)

Eastbourne Pier to Wish Tower in East Sussex

Herne Bay in Kent

Hove Lawns in East Sussex (new 2007)

Margate Main Sands in Kent

Minnis Bay in Kent

Sandown in the Isle of Wight

Shanklin in the Isle of Wight

Ryde East in the Isle of Wight (new 2007)

St Mildred's Bay, Westgate in Kent

Stone Bay, Broadstairs in Kent (new 2007)

Tankerton in Kent (new 2007)

West Beachlands Central in Hampshire

West Beachlands West in Hampshire

West Bay, Westgate in Kent

Westbrook Bay in Kent

West Street in East Sussex (new 2007)

West Wittering Beach in West Sussex

Out from 2006: Beach Street Sheerness, Leysdown, Littlehampton Coastguards, Viking Bay Broadstairs, Walpole Bay Margate


2007: 34 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 30 Blue Flag beaches

Bantham in Devon (new 2007)

Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon

Blackpool Sands in Devon

Bournemouth, Alum Chine in Dorset

Bournemouth, Durley Chine in Dorset

Bournemouth, Fisherman's Walk in Dorset

Bournemouth, Southbourne Beach in Dorset

Carbis Bay in Cornwall

Challaborough in Devon

Crooklets in Cornwall (new 2007)

Croyde Bay in Devon

Dawlish Warren in Devon

Gyllyngvase in Cornwall

Marazion in Cornwall

Polzeath in Cornwall

Poole, Branksome Chine in Dorset

Poole, Canford Cliffs Chine in Dorset

Poole, Sandbanks Peninsular in Dorset

Poole, Shore Road in Dorset

Porthmeor in Cornwall

Porthminster in Cornwall

Porthtowan in Cornwall

Salcombe, South Sands in Devon (new 2007)

Sennen Cove in Cornwall

Sandy Bay in Devon

Swanage Central in Dorset

Torbay, Breakwater Beach in Devon

Torbay, Broadsands in Devon

Torbay, Goodrington South Sands in Devon (new 2007)

Torbay, Meadfoot Beach in Devon

Torbay, Oddicombe Beach in Devon

Tunnels Beaches in Devon

Westward Ho! in Devon

Woolacombe Sands in Devon

Out from 2006: Preston Beach Torbay


2007: 8 Blue Flag beaches
2006: 6 Blue Flag beaches

Bridlington, North Beach in East Yorkshire (new 2007)

Bridlington, South Beach in East Yorkshire (new 2007)

Cleethorpes Central in Lincolnshire

Filey in North Yorkshire

Hornsea in East Yorkshire

Scarborough North Bay in North Yorkshire

Whitby West Cliff in North Yorkshire

Withernsea in East Yorkshire

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