Fewer beaches awarded top marks



WHAT THE GRADES MEAN
MCS recommended - Highest water quality and good sewage treatment
Guideline - Good water quality only
Basic Pass - Passed EC statutory minimum
Fail - Fail EC standard

The Marine Conservation Society has published its latest guide to the state of the UK's beaches.

The ratings are based on tests on bathing water at 779 beaches around the UK, conducted between May and September 2007.

They assess quality of the water and how sewage discharge is treated.

The MCS recommends a beach in its Good Beach Guide only if it exceeds the guideline European water quality standard and is not affected by inadequately treated continuous sewage discharge.


Click on the headings below to see the full list sorted by beach name, county, region or rating.

Beach NameCountyRegionRating 2008
Clevedon BeachNorth SomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Weston-super-Mare - Uphill SlipwayNorth SomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Weston-super-Mare - Main BeachNorth SomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Weston super Mare - Sand BayNorth SomersetSouth WestRecommended
Berrow - North of Unity FarmSomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
BreanSomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Brean Beach at Brean FarmSomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Burnham-on-Sea - JettySomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Blue Anchor WestSomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Dunster North WestSomersetSouth WestBasic Pass
Minehead - TerminusSomersetSouth WestRecommended
Porlock Weir - Porlock BaySomersetSouth WestRecommended
LynmouthDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Combe MartinDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Ilfracombe - Hele BeachDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Ilfracombe - Capstone (Wildersmouth)DevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Ilfracombe - Tunnels BeachDevonSouth WestRecommended
Woolacombe - Barricane BayDevonSouth WestRecommended
Woolacombe - VillageDevonSouth WestRecommended
Putsborough SandsDevonSouth WestRecommended
Croyde BayDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Saunton SandsDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
InstowDevonSouth WestFail
Westward Ho!DevonSouth WestRecommended
Hartland QuayDevonSouth WestRecommended
Bude - SandymouthCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Bude - CrookletsCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Bude - SummerleazeCornwallSouth WestFail
Widemouth SandCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Crackington HavenCornwallSouth WestGuideline
Trebarwith StrandCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Polzeath (Hayle Bay)CornwallSouth WestRecommended
Daymer BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
RockCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Trevone BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Harlyn BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Mother Ivey's BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Constantine BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Treyarnon BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthcothanCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Mawgan PorthCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Watergate BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Porth BeachCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Lusty GlazeCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Newquay - Great WesternCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Newquay - TolcarneCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Newquay - TowanCornwallSouth WestRecommended
CrantockCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Holywell BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Perran SandsCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Perranporth - Penhale SandsCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Perranporth - VillageCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
St Agnes - Trevaunance CoveCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthtowanCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PortreathCornwallSouth WestRecommended
The Towans - Godrevy CornwallSouth WestRecommended
The Towans, HayleCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Carbis Bay - Porth KidneyCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Carbis Bay Beach (Station)CornwallSouth WestRecommended
St Ives - PorthminsterCornwallSouth WestRecommended
St Ives - Porth GwiddenCornwallSouth WestRecommended
St Ives - PorthmeorCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Sennen CoveCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthcurnoCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Mounts Bay - HeliportCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Mounts Bay - Wherry TownCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Mounts Bay - PenzanceCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Mounts Bay - Little HogusCornwallSouth WestGuideline
Praa Sands WestCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Praa Sands EastCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Porthleven - WestCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Poldhu CoveCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Pollurian CoveCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Lizard Church CoveCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Kennack SandsCornwallSouth WestRecommended
CoverackCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthoustockCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthallowCornwallSouth WestRecommended
MaenporthCornwallSouth WestRecommended
SwanpoolCornwallSouth WestRecommended
GyllyngvaseCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthcurnickCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Pendower BeachCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Porthluney CoveCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Gorran Haven - Vault BeachCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Gorran Haven - Little PerhaverCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Port MellonCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PolstreathCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Pentewan SandsCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PorthpeanCornwallSouth WestRecommended
CharlestownCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Crinnis Beach - Leisure CentreCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Crinnis Beach - Golf LinksCornwallSouth WestRecommended
ParCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
PolkerrisCornwallSouth WestGuideline
Readymoney (Fowey)CornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
Looe - EastCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
MillendreathCornwallSouth WestRecommended
SeatonCornwallSouth WestBasic Pass
DownderryCornwallSouth WestRecommended
PortwrinkleCornwallSouth WestGuideline
Cawsand BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Kingsand BayCornwallSouth WestRecommended
Plymouth Hoe - WestPlymouthSouth WestRecommended
Plymouth Hoe - EastPlymouthSouth WestGuideline
Bovisand BayDevonSouth WestRecommended
WemburyDevonSouth WestRecommended
Mothecombe - Meadowsfoot & Coastguards BeachDevonSouth WestFail
ChallaboroughDevonSouth WestRecommended
Bigbury on Sea (North)DevonSouth WestRecommended
Bigbury on Sea (South)DevonSouth WestBasic Pass
BanthamDevonSouth WestRecommended
Thurlestone - NorthDevonSouth WestRecommended
Thurlestone - SouthDevonSouth WestRecommended
Hope CoveDevonSouth WestGuideline
Salcombe - South SandsDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Salcombe - North SandsDevonSouth WestRecommended
Mill BayDevonSouth WestRecommended
Slapton Sands - TorcrossDevonSouth WestRecommended
Slapton Sands - MonumentDevonSouth WestRecommended
Blackpool Sands, Stoke FlemingDevonSouth WestRecommended
Dartmouth Castle and Sugary CoveDevonSouth WestRecommended
St Mary's Bay - DevonDevonSouth WestRecommended
Shoalstone BeachTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Broadsands BeachTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Goodrington SandsTorbaySouth WestGuideline
Paignton - Paignton SandsTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Paignton - Preston SandsTorbaySouth WestRecommended
HollicombeTorbaySouth WestBasic Pass
Torre AbbeyTorbaySouth WestBasic Pass
Beacon CoveTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Meadfoot - TorbayTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Anstey's CoveTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Babbacombe Bay, TorquayTorbaySouth WestRecommended
Oddicombe BeachTorbaySouth WestRecommended
WatcombeTorbaySouth WestGuideline
Maidencombe - TorbayTorbaySouth WestBasic Pass
Ness CoveDevonSouth WestGuideline
ShaldonDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Teignmouth Back BeachDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Teignmouth - TownDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Teignmouth - HolcombeDevonSouth WestRecommended
Dawlish - Coryton CoveDevonSouth WestRecommended
Dawlish - TownDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Dawlish - WarrenDevonSouth WestRecommended
ExmouthDevonSouth WestGuideline
Sandy BayDevonSouth WestRecommended
Budleigh SaltertonDevonSouth WestRecommended
Ladram BayDevonSouth WestBasic Pass
Sidmouth - Jacobs LadderDevonSouth WestRecommended
Sidmouth - TownDevonSouth WestRecommended
BeerDevonSouth WestRecommended
Seaton - DevonDevonSouth WestRecommended
Lyme Regis - CobbDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Lyme Regis - Church BeachDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Charmouth - WestDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Hive Beach, Burton BradstockDorsetSouth WestRecommended
SeatownDorsetSouth WestRecommended
EypemouthDorsetSouth WestRecommended
West Bay - WestDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot CastleDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Portland Harbour - Castle CoveDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Weymouth - LodmoorDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Weymouth - CentralDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Church Ope CoveDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Bowleaze CoveDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Ringstead BayDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Durdle Door - WestDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Durdle Door - EastDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Lulworth CoveDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Kimmeridge BayDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Swanage - CentralDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Studland - Knoll BeachDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Studland - Shell BayDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Poole - Harbour Rockley SandDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Poole - Harbour LakePooleSouth WestRecommended
Poole - Canford CliffsPooleSouth WestRecommended
Poole - Sandbanks PeninsularPooleSouth WestRecommended
Poole - Shore Road, SandbanksPooleSouth WestRecommended
Poole - Branksome ChinePooleSouth WestRecommended
Bournemouth - Durley ChineBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Bournemouth - Alum ChineBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Bournemouth - PierBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Bournemouth - Boscombe PierBournemouthSouth WestBasic Pass
Bournemouth - Fisherman's WalkBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Bournemouth - Hengistbury WestBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Bournemouth - SouthbourneBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Christchurch - Mudeford Sandbank EastBournemouthSouth WestRecommended
Christchurch - Avon BeachDorsetSouth WestBasic Pass
Christchurch - Friar's CliffDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Christchurch - Highcliffe CastleDorsetSouth WestRecommended
HighcliffeDorsetSouth WestRecommended
Totland BayIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Colwell BayIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
GurnardIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
CowesIsle of WightSouth EastGuideline
Cowes-EastIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Ryde - WestIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Ryde-EastIsle of WightSouth EastBasic Pass
Ryde - Spring ValeIsle of WightSouth EastBasic Pass
SeagroveIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
St HelensIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
BembridgeIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Whitecliff BayIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Sandown - YaverlandIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
SandownIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
ShanklinIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
VentnorIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Compton BayIsle of WightSouth EastRecommended
Christchurch Bay (Barton-on-Sea)HampshireSouth EastRecommended
Milford-on-seaHampshireSouth EastRecommended
LepeHampshireSouth EastRecommended
CalshotHampshireSouth EastRecommended
Hill HeadHampshireSouth EastRecommended
Lee-on-SolentHampshireSouth EastRecommended
Stokes BayHampshireSouth EastRecommended
Southsea (300m West of EC Site)HampshireSouth EastBasic Pass
Old Portsmouth Beach (Victoria pier)City of PortsmouthSouth EastRecommended
SouthseaCity of PortsmouthSouth EastRecommended
EastneyCity of PortsmouthSouth EastRecommended
Hayling Island - West HaylingHampshireSouth EastRecommended
Hayling Island - West BeachlandsHampshireSouth EastRecommended
Hayling Island - West of EastokeHampshireSouth EastRecommended
West WitteringWest SussexSouth EastRecommended
Bracklesham BayWest SussexSouth EastRecommended
SelseyWest SussexSouth EastRecommended
PaghamWest SussexSouth EastRecommended
Bognor RegisWest SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
Bognor Regis - EastWest SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
FelphamWest SussexSouth EastRecommended
Middleton-on-SeaWest SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
LittlehamptonWest SussexSouth EastRecommended
WorthingWest SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
South LancingWest SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
SouthwickEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
HoveEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
Brighton - Kemp TownEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
Brighton - Central (Palace Pier)East SussexSouth EastRecommended
SaltdeanEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
NewhavenEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
Newhaven - West QuayEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
Seaford BayEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
Birling GapEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
Eastbourne - Western ParadeEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
EastbourneEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
Pevensey BayEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
Norman's BayEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
Cooden BeachEast SussexSouth EastFail
BexhillEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
St. LeonardsEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
HastingsEast SussexSouth EastBasic Pass
WinchelseaEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
CamberEast SussexSouth EastRecommended
LittlestoneKentSouth EastBasic Pass
St Mary's BayKentSouth EastRecommended
DymchurchKentSouth EastRecommended
HytheKentSouth EastRecommended
Sandgate BeachKentSouth EastGuideline
FolkestoneKentSouth EastGuideline
Reculver BeachKentSouth EastGuideline
Dover HarbourKentSouth EastRecommended
St Margaret`s BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Deal CastleKentSouth EastBasic Pass
Sandwich BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Ramsgate Main SandsKentSouth EastGuideline
RamsgateKentSouth EastRecommended
Broadstairs - Main Beach (Viking)KentSouth EastBasic Pass
Joss BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Stone BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Botany BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Walpole BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Margate - Fulsam RockKentSouth EastRecommended
Margate - The BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Westbrook BayKentSouth EastRecommended
St. Mildred's BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Westgate BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Minnis BayKentSouth EastRecommended
Herne BayKentSouth EastBasic Pass
Herne Bay - CentralKentSouth EastGuideline
Hampton Pier - EastKentSouth EastRecommended
Tankerton BeachKentSouth EastGuideline
Whitstable West BeachKentSouth EastGuideline
Leysdown-on-SeaKentSouth EastRecommended
SheernessKentSouth EastRecommended
Canvey IslandEssexSouth EastBasic Pass
Canvey Island - Thorney BayEssexSouth EastBasic Pass
Southend - Leigh Bell WharfSouthend-on-SeaSouth EastBasic Pass
Southend - Chalkwell BeachSouthend-on-SeaSouth EastBasic Pass
Southend - Westcliff BaySouthend-on-SeaSouth EastRecommended
Southend - Three ShellsSouthend-on-SeaSouth EastBasic Pass
Southend - Jubilee BeachSouthend-on-SeaSouth EastFail
Southend - Thorpe BaySouthend-on-SeaSouth EastBasic Pass
ShoeburynessSouthend-on-SeaSouth EastGuideline
Shoebury EastSouthend-on-SeaSouth EastRecommended
West MerseaEssexSouth EastRecommended
BrightlingseaEssexSouth EastRecommended
JaywickEssexSouth EastBasic Pass
Clacton -Martello TowerEssexSouth EastBasic Pass
ClactonEssexSouth EastRecommended
Clacton - Groyne 41EssexSouth EastBasic Pass
Holland-on-SeaEssexSouth EastRecommended
Frinton-on-SeaEssexSouth EastRecommended
Walton-on-the-NazeEssexSouth EastBasic Pass
Dovercourt BayEssexSouth EastRecommended
Felixstowe - SouthSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Felixstowe - NorthSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Southwold - The DenesSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Southwold - The PierSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Lowestoft - Gunton DenesSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Lowestoft- North of Claremont PierSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Lowestoft - South of Claremont PierSuffolkSouth EastRecommended
Gorleston BeachNorfolkSouth EastBasic Pass
Great Yarmouth-SouthNorfolkSouth EastBasic Pass
Great Yarmouth-Pier (Marina Leisure centre)NorfolkSouth EastRecommended
Great Yarmouth NorthNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
Caister PointNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
HemsbyNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
Sea PallingNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
MundesleyNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
CromerNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
SheringhamNorfolkSouth EastBasic Pass
WellsNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
Hunstanton BeachNorfolkSouth EastBasic Pass
Hunstanton - Main BeachNorfolkSouth EastBasic Pass
Heacham - S.Sands ClubNorfolkSouth EastRecommended
SkegnessLincolnshireNorth EastRecommended
Ingoldmells SouthLincolnshireNorth EastFail
Chapel St LeonardsLincolnshireNorth EastRecommended
AnderbyLincolnshireNorth EastRecommended
Moggs Eye (Huttoft Beach)LincolnshireNorth EastRecommended
Sutton-on-SeaLincolnshireNorth EastRecommended
Mablethorpe TownLincolnshireNorth EastRecommended
CleethorpesLincolnshireNorth EastBasic Pass
WithernseaEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
TunstallEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
HornseaEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
SkipseaEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
BarmstonEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
FraisthorpeEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
WilsthorpeEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
Bridlington - South BeachEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastBasic Pass
Bridlington - North BeachEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastGuideline
Flamborough - South LandingEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastBasic Pass
Flamborough - North LandingEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastBasic Pass
Flamborough - Danes DykeEast Riding of YorkshireNorth EastBasic Pass
ReightonNorth YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
FileyNorth YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
Cayton BayNorth YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
Scarborough - South BayNorth YorkshireNorth EastBasic Pass
Scarborough North BayNorth YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
Robin Hoods BayNorth YorkshireNorth EastBasic Pass
WhitbyNorth YorkshireNorth EastRecommended
SandsendNorth YorkshireNorth EastFail
Runswick BayNorth YorkshireNorth EastFail
StaithesNorth YorkshireNorth EastFail
SaltburnRedcar and ClevelandNorth EastBasic Pass
Sea at Marske SandsRedcar and ClevelandNorth EastRecommended
Redcar - StrayRedcar and ClevelandNorth EastRecommended
Redcar - GranvilleRedcar and ClevelandNorth EastRecommended
Redcar - Lifeboat StationRedcar and ClevelandNorth EastRecommended
Redcar - CoathamRedcar and ClevelandNorth EastRecommended
Seaton Carew - North GareHartlepoolNorth EastRecommended
Seaton Carew - CentreHartlepoolNorth EastRecommended
Seaton Carew - NorthHartlepoolNorth EastRecommended
Crimdon - ParkDurhamNorth EastRecommended
Seaham Hall Beach (Remand Home)DurhamNorth EastGuideline
Seaham BeachDurhamNorth EastGuideline
Roker (Whitburn South)SunderlandNorth EastBasic Pass
Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North)SunderlandNorth EastBasic Pass
MarsdenSouth TynesideNorth EastRecommended
South Shields (Sandhaven)South TynesideNorth EastRecommended
Tynemouth, King Edwards BayNorth TynesideNorth EastRecommended
Tynemouth - Long Sands SouthNorth TynesideNorth EastRecommended
Tynemouth - Long Sands NorthNorth TynesideNorth EastGuideline
Tynemouth - CullercoatsNorth TynesideNorth EastBasic Pass
Whitley BayNorth TynesideNorth EastRecommended
Seaton SluiceNorth TynesideNorth EastRecommended
Blyth South BeachNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Newbiggin - SouthNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Newbiggin - NorthNorthumberlandNorth EastBasic Pass
Druridge BayNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Druridge Bay North (adj visitors ctr)NorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Druridge Bay South (nrth Creswell)NorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Amble LinksNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
WarkworthNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Low Newton, Newton HavenNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Beadnell BayNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Seahouses NorthNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
Bamburgh CastleNorthumberlandNorth EastRecommended
SpittalNorthumberlandNorth EastBasic Pass
SkinburnessCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
SillothCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
Allonby - SouthCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
AllonbyCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
St. BeesCumbriaNorth WestRecommended
SeascaleCumbriaNorth WestRecommended
SilecroftCumbriaNorth WestRecommended
HaveriggCumbriaNorth WestGuideline
Askam-in-FurnessCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
Roan HeadCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
Walney Island - West ShoreCumbriaNorth WestGuideline
Walney Island - Sandy GapCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
Walney Island - Biggar BankCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
NewbigginCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
AldinghamCumbriaNorth WestFail
BardseaCumbriaNorth WestBasic Pass
Morecambe - NorthLancashireNorth WestBasic Pass
Morecambe - SouthLancashireNorth WestFail
Heysham (Half Moon Bay)LancashireNorth WestBasic Pass
FleetwoodLancashireNorth WestBasic Pass
BisphamBlackpoolNorth WestBasic Pass
Blackpool - CentralBlackpoolNorth WestBasic Pass
Blackpool - SouthBlackpoolNorth WestBasic Pass
St. Annes - NorthLancashireNorth WestGuideline
St. AnnesLancashireNorth WestFail
SouthportSeftonNorth WestBasic Pass
AinsdaleSeftonNorth WestBasic Pass
FormbySeftonNorth WestBasic Pass
New Brighton (Wallasey)WirralNorth WestRecommended
MoretonWirralNorth WestRecommended
MeolsWirralNorth WestRecommended
West KirbyWirralNorth WestRecommended
Douglas - SummerhillIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
Douglas - CentralIsle of ManIsle of ManFail
Douglas - BroadwayIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
GarwickIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
LaxeyIsle of ManIsle of ManGuideline
RamseyIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
PeelIsle of ManIsle of ManFail
Port ErinIsle of ManIsle of ManFail
Port St MaryIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
CastletownIsle of ManIsle of ManGuideline
DerbyhavenIsle of ManIsle of ManRecommended
Gansey Bay (Bay Ny Carrickey)Isle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
Kirk MichaelIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
Glen WyllinIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
Port GrenaughIsle of ManIsle of ManFail
Port SoderickIsle of ManIsle of ManGuideline
JurbyIsle of ManIsle of ManGuideline
Fenella BeachIsle of ManIsle of ManBasic Pass
Point of Ayr, TalacreFlintshireWalesBasic Pass
Prestatyn Central DenbighshireWalesBasic Pass
Prestatyn Gronant DunesDenbighshireWalesBasic Pass
Prestatyn Barkby BeachDenbighshireWalesBasic Pass
Prestatyn Ffrith BeachDenbighshireWalesBasic Pass
RhylDenbighshireWalesFail
Splash Point, RhylDenbighshireWalesFail
Kinmel Bay (Sandy Cove)ConwyWalesBasic Pass
Abergele - TowynConwyWalesGuideline
Abergele - PensarnConwyWalesBasic Pass
Colwyn BayConwyWalesBasic Pass
Old ColwynConwyWalesRecommended
Colwyn Bay - Marine RoadConwyWalesRecommended
Colwyn Bay - Cayley PromenadeConwyWalesBasic Pass
Penrhyn BayConwyWalesBasic Pass
Llandudno - North ShoreConwyWalesRecommended
Llandudno - West ShoreConwyWalesGuideline
Deganwy NorthConwyWalesFail
Conwy MorfaConwyWalesFail
PenmaenmawrConwyWalesRecommended
BeaumarisIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Lleiniog Beach, PenmonIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
LlanddonaIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
St. Davids, BenllechIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Red Wharf BayIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
BenllechIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
MoelfreIsle of AngleseyWalesBasic Pass
Traeth LligwyIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Porth Eilian, AmlwchIsle of AngleseyWalesBasic Pass
CemaesIsle of AngleseyWalesBasic Pass
Cemaes - Traeth BachIsle of AngleseyWalesBasic Pass
CemlynIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Church BayIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Porth TrwynIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Porth Tywyn Mawr (Sandy Beach)Isle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Porth DafarchIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Trearddur BayIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Rhoscolyn - Borth WenIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Rhoscolyn - Silver BayIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Llanfaelog - Porth Tyn TywynIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Llanfaelog - Porth NoblaIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Rhosneigr - Traeth CrigyllIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
RhosneigrIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Porth TrecastellIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr)Isle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Llanddwyn BeachIsle of AngleseyWalesRecommended
Port Dinorwic Sailing Club, FelinheliGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
Plas MenaiGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
Dinas Dinlle (Morfa Dinlle)GwyneddWalesRecommended
Porth NefynGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
Aberdaron BeachGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
Porth NeigwlGwyneddWalesRecommended
AbersochGwyneddWalesRecommended
LlanbedrogGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
Llanbedrog Beach NorthGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
PwllheliGwyneddWalesRecommended
AbererchGwyneddWalesRecommended
Criccieth - West EndGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
CricciethGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
Morfa Bychan (Craig Du)GwyneddWalesRecommended
Carreg WenGwyneddWalesBasic Pass
HarlechGwyneddWalesRecommended
LlandanwgGwyneddWalesRecommended
Dyffryn (Llanendwyn)GwyneddWalesGuideline
Tal-y-bontGwyneddWalesRecommended
BarmouthGwyneddWalesRecommended
FairbourneGwyneddWalesRecommended
TywynGwyneddWalesGuideline
AberdyfiGwyneddWalesFail
Ynyslas - Northern Groyne (Sea)CeredigionWalesRecommended
Ynyslas - Twyni Bach (Estuary)CeredigionWalesBasic Pass
BorthCeredigionWalesRecommended
Clarach - SouthCeredigionWalesRecommended
Aberystwyth - NorthCeredigionWalesRecommended
Aberystwyth - SouthCeredigionWalesRecommended
Llanrhystyd - SouthCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
LlansantffraidCeredigionWalesRecommended
Llanon (Slipway)CeredigionWalesBasic Pass
AberarthCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
Aberaeron - South (Northern Groyne)CeredigionWalesBasic Pass
Aberaeron - Harbour (Fourth Groyne North)CeredigionWalesBasic Pass
Little Quay (Cei Bach)CeredigionWalesFail
Gilfach yr HalenCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
LlaninaCeredigionWalesFail
New Quay - Traeth GwynCeredigionWalesGuideline
New Quay - North BeachCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
New Quay, Harbour BeachCeredigionWalesRecommended
CwmtyduCeredigionWalesRecommended
CilborthCeredigionWalesFail
LlangrannogCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
PenbrynCeredigionWalesRecommended
TresaithCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
AberporthCeredigionWalesBasic Pass
MwntCeredigionWalesGuideline
Poppit Sands - WestPembrokeshireWalesGuideline
Newport Sands - NorthPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Cwm yr EglwysPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
PwllgwaelodPembrokeshireWalesFail
Goodwick - Harbour SouthPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
Goodwick SandsPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
Aber Mawr BayPembrokeshireWalesGuideline
AbercastlePembrokeshireWalesFail
Abereiddy Bay - SlipwayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Blue Lagoon - Abereiddy BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
WhitesandsPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Caerfai BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Newgale SandsPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
BroadhavenPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Nolton HavenPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
Druidston HavenPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Little HavenPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
St Brides HavenPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Marloes SandsPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
WestdalePembrokeshireWalesRecommended
WatwickPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
PorthselauPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
DalePembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Sandy HavenPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
Gelliswick, Milford HavenPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
West Angle BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Martin's HavenPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Freshwater WestPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Broadhaven SouthPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Barafundle BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Priory Bay, Caldy IslandPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Freshwater EastPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Manorbier BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Swanlake BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Lydstep HavenPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
PenallyPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Tenby - SouthPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Tenby - Castle BeachPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Tenby - NorthPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
SaundersfootPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Waterwynch BayPembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Monkstone Beach (near tenby)PembrokeshireWalesRecommended
Coppet HallPembrokeshireWalesGuideline
Glen BeachPembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
Wisemans BridgePembrokeshireWalesBasic Pass
AmrothPembrokeshireWalesFail
Pendine SandsCarmarthenshireWalesRecommended
Morfa Bychan (Pendine)CarmarthenshireWalesRecommended
Llanstephan & Tywi EstuaryCarmarthenshireWalesFail
Ferryside BeachCarmarthenshireWalesBasic Pass
Pembrey Beach - Llanelli (Cefn Sidan)CarmarthenshireWalesRecommended
Burry Port Beach- EastCarmarthenshireWalesBasic Pass
Llanelli & Loughor Estuary (Fourth Groyne)CarmarthenshireWalesFail
Broughton BaySwanseaWalesBasic Pass
Rhossilli Bay - HillendSwanseaWalesRecommended
Rhossili BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Port EynonSwanseaWalesRecommended
Oxwich BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Torbay, Crawley WoodsSwanseaWalesRecommended
Mewslade Bay EastSwanseaWalesRecommended
Pwlldu BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Caswell BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Langland BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Limeslade BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Bracelet BaySwanseaWalesRecommended
Swansea Bay - SlipSwanseaWalesRecommended
Swansea Bay - County HallSwanseaWalesFail
Swansea Bay - Opposite Black Pill RockSwanseaWalesFail
Swansea Bay-Knab RockSwanseaWalesRecommended
Jersey Marine - WestNeath & Port TalbotWalesBasic Pass
AberafanNeath & Port TalbotWalesRecommended
Porthcawl - Rest BayBridgendWalesRecommended
Porthcawl - Sandy BayBridgendWalesRecommended
Porthcawl - Trecco BayBridgendWalesRecommended
Porthcawl - Newton BayBridgendWalesBasic Pass
Ogmore CentralVale of GlamorganWalesBasic Pass
SoutherndownVale of GlamorganWalesRecommended
Llantwit Major BeachVale of GlamorganWalesRecommended
Limpert Bay, AberthawVale of GlamorganWalesRecommended
Barry - Watch House BayVale of GlamorganWalesBasic Pass
Cold Knap, BarryVale of GlamorganWalesBasic Pass
Whitmore Bay, BarryVale of GlamorganWalesRecommended
Jacksons Bay BarryVale of GlamorganWalesBasic Pass
PenarthVale of GlamorganWalesBasic Pass
EyemouthThe BordersScotlandFail
St.AbbsThe BordersScotlandRecommended
Coldingham BayThe BordersScotlandRecommended
Pease BayThe BordersScotlandGuideline
ThorntonlochEast LothianScotlandRecommended
Whitesands BayEast LothianScotlandRecommended
Dunbar - EastEast LothianScotlandRecommended
Dunbar - BelhavenEast LothianScotlandGuideline
PeffersandsEast LothianScotlandRecommended
SeacliffEast LothianScotlandRecommended
North Berwick - Milsey BayEast LothianScotlandGuideline
North Berwick - West BayEast LothianScotlandBasic Pass
Yellowcraigs (Broad Sands Bay)East LothianScotlandRecommended
GullaneEast LothianScotlandGuideline
LongniddryEast LothianScotlandGuideline
Seton Sands, LongniddryEast LothianScotlandRecommended
Fisherrow - WestEast LothianScotlandFail
Portobello - Central (James Street)City of EdinburghScotlandBasic Pass
Portobello - West (King's Road)City of EdinburghScotlandBasic Pass
CramondCity of EdinburghScotlandBasic Pass
Aberdour-HarbourFifeScotlandFail
Aberdour-Silver SandsFifeScotlandGuideline
BurntislandFifeScotlandGuideline
Kinghorn - PettycurFifeScotlandBasic Pass
Kinghorn - HarbourFifeScotlandFail
Kirkcaldy - SeafieldFifeScotlandRecommended
Leven - EastFifeScotlandRecommended
Lower LargoFifeScotlandFail
EarlsferryFifeScotlandRecommended
Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay)FifeScotlandRecommended
Anstruther, Billow NessFifeScotlandGuideline
Roome Bay, CrailFifeScotlandGuideline
KingsbarnsFifeScotlandRecommended
St Andrews-East SandsFifeScotlandBasic Pass
St Andrews - West SandsFifeScotlandBasic Pass
Tentsmuir SandsFifeScotlandRecommended
Broughty FerryDundeeScotlandBasic Pass
CarnoustieAngusScotlandRecommended
EasthavenAngusScotlandFail
Arbroath - West LinksAngusScotlandBasic Pass
Arbroath - Victoria ParkAngusScotlandRecommended
Lunan BayAngusScotlandRecommended
MontroseAngusScotlandRecommended
St. CyrusAberdeenshireScotlandRecommended
Stonehaven - CarronAberdeenshireScotlandFail
Aberdeen - BallroomCity of AberdeenshireScotlandBasic Pass
Balmedie Country ParkAberdeenshireScotlandRecommended
ColliestonAberdeenshireScotlandBasic Pass
Cruden BayAberdeenshireScotlandBasic Pass
Peterhead LidoAberdeenshireScotlandRecommended
FraserburghAberdeenshireScotlandBasic Pass
Fraserburgh, PhilorthAberdeenshireScotlandRecommended
RoseheartyAberdeenshireScotlandBasic Pass
InverboyndieAberdeenshireScotlandFail
Sandend BayAberdeenshireScotlandBasic Pass
CullenMorayScotlandBasic Pass
Lossiemouth - EastMorayScotlandFail
Lossiemouth - SilversandsMorayScotlandRecommended
Hopeman EastMorayScotlandRecommended
Nairn - EastHighlandScotlandBasic Pass
Nairn - centralHighlandScotlandBasic Pass
Shandwick BayHighlandScotlandRecommended
PortmahomackHighlandScotlandFail
Dornoch (Caravan Park)HighlandScotlandRecommended
Embo BeachHighlandScotlandRecommended
Golspie-SouthHighlandScotlandRecommended
Golspie - NorthHighlandScotlandRecommended
Brora BeachHighlandScotlandGuideline
Dunnet Bay - Murkle Bay/DunnetHighlandScotlandGuideline
Thurso Bay CentralHighlandScotlandBasic Pass
Findhorn Family BeachHighlandScotlandBasic Pass
Strathy BayHighlandScotlandRecommended
Sango Bay, DurnessHighlandScotlandRecommended
Achmelvich BayHighlandScotlandRecommended
Gruinard BeachHighlandScotlandFail
Mellon Udrigle, LaideHighlandScotlandRecommended
Firemore, PooleweHighlandScotlandRecommended
Gairloch - Big SandHighlandScotlandRecommended
GairlochHighlandScotlandRecommended
Gairloch - Redpoint NorthHighlandScotlandRecommended
GanavanArgyle & ButeScotlandBasic Pass
Ettrick Bay, ButeArgyle & ButeScotlandFail
MachrihanishArgyle & ButeScotlandRecommended
Lunderston BayInverclydeScotlandRecommended
Millport, CumbraeNorth AyrshireScotlandGuideline
SeamillNorth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
SaltcoatsNorth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
StevenstonNorth AyrshireScotlandFail
Irvine - Gailes (New Town)North AyrshireScotlandFail
Largs - PencilNorth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
Largs - MainNorth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
BarassieSouth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
Troon - SouthSouth AyrshireScotlandRecommended
PrestwickSouth AyrshireScotlandFail
Ayr (South)South AyrshireScotlandFail
GreenanSouth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
Heads of AyrSouth AyrshireScotlandRecommended
DunureSouth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
CroySouth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
CulzeanSouth AyrshireScotlandRecommended
Maidens TurnberrySouth AyrshireScotlandBasic Pass
GirvanSouth AyrshireScotlandFail
MossyardDumfries & GallowayScotlandRecommended
Carrick BayDumfries & GallowayScotlandBasic Pass
Brighouse Bay, BorgueDumfries & GallowayScotlandBasic Pass
RockcliffeDumfries & GallowayScotlandBasic Pass
SandyhillsDumfries & GallowayScotlandFail
SouthernessDumfries & GallowayScotlandBasic Pass
Magilligan Strand, BenoneLondonderryN. IrelandRecommended
Magilligan - DownhillLondonderryN. IrelandRecommended
CastlerockLondonderryN. IrelandBasic Pass
Portstewart (The Strand)LondonderryN. IrelandRecommended
Portrush - Mill (West) StrandAntrimN. IrelandRecommended
Portrush, WhiterocksAntrimN. IrelandRecommended
Portrush - Curran (East) StrandAntrimN. IrelandBasic Pass
BallycastleAntrimN. IrelandBasic Pass
WaterfootAntrimN. IrelandBasic Pass
CarnloughAntrimN. IrelandFail
BallygallyAntrimN. IrelandBasic Pass
Brown's BayAntrimN. IrelandBasic Pass
Helen's BayDownN. IrelandBasic Pass
Crawfordsburn, BangorDownN. IrelandBasic Pass
BallyholmeDownN. IrelandFail
GroomsportDownN. IrelandRecommended
Millisle LagoonDownN. IrelandRecommended
BallywalterDownN. IrelandBasic Pass
Murlough (Tyrella), NewcastleDownN. IrelandRecommended
Tyrella Beach (Clough)DownN. IrelandRecommended
NewcastleDownN. IrelandFail
Cranfield - Nicholsons StrandDownN. IrelandRecommended
Cranfield BayDownN. IrelandGuideline
Pembroke BayGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
BordeauxGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Havelet BayGuernseyChannel IslandsGuideline
FermainGuernseyChannel IslandsGuideline
Petit Bot BayGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Saint's BayGuernseyChannel IslandsGuideline
Portelet BayGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
L'EreeGuernseyChannel IslandsRecommended
VazonGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Cobo BeachGuernseyChannel IslandsFail
Grandes RocquesGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Port Soif BayGuernseyChannel IslandsRecommended
Ladies BayGuernseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
St Ouen's Bay - Le BrayeJerseyChannel IslandsGuideline
St. Ouen's Bay - WatersplashJerseyChannel IslandsRecommended
BeauportJerseyChannel IslandsRecommended
St Brelade's BayJerseyChannel IslandsRecommended
PorteletJerseyChannel IslandsRecommended
Havre des PasJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
GrouvilleJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Green IslandJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
L'ArchirondelJerseyChannel IslandsRecommended
Bouley BayJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Greve de LecqJerseyChannel IslandsRecommended
PlemontJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
La HauleJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Victoria PoolJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
RozelJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass
Bonne NuitJerseyChannel IslandsBasic Pass



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