Explore Blue Flag Beaches in the East of England

Not only the North Norfolk Coast with its vast beaches like Holkham, and salt marshes at Blakeney and Cley, the East of England offers historic Cambridge, Ely Cathedral, the calm beauty of the Broads, pretty villages of Suffolk and a variety of wildlife. It's no surprise it appeals to artists, photographers, cyclists and bird watchers.

Brightlingsea Beach

Brightlingsea Beach

The town is a haven for yachting and hosts international sailing events. Sailing barges offer pleasure trips to visitors. Its sandy beach runs along Western ... More

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Central Beach, Mablethorpe

Central Beach

The golden sands of Mablethorpe beach is the perfect family destination with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including sailing, paddle boating, crazy golf ... More

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Central Beach, Skegness

Central Beach

Skegness is so bracing! The golden sands and wide range of attractions offers everything a family could need for an action-packed visit to the seaside. ... More

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Central Beach, Sutton on Sea

Central Beach

The wonderfully peaceful beach at Sutton on Sea makes it a popular choice for families and senior citizens alike. Colourful beach huts run along the ... More

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Central Beach, Cleethorpes

Central Beach

Cleethorpes is a wonderful traditional resort to visit with beautiful walks, play trails and cycle paths, with no cliffs or major obstacles in the way. ... More

Cromer Beach

Cromer Beach

The beach supports a small fishing boat fleet launching from the east prom. Access is fairly steep. A lift was installed in 2005 giving access to the ... More

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Dovercourt Bay

Dovercourt Bay

A wide range of activities are available along the promenade including an impressive range of sport and leisure facilities, skate park, model yacht pond and ... More

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East Beach, Shoeburyness

East Beach

Popular sandy beach with car parking and on-site catering facilities. The beach has a grassy hinterland, launching facilities and excellent views of the Thames estuary. More

Hunstanton Beach

Hunstanton Beach

Known locally as ‘Sunny Hunny’, is a gently sloping, sandy beach which runs for two miles along the coast to Brancaster. Famous for its striped ... More

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Martello Bay, Clacton on Sea

Martello Bay

Beaches are gently shelving and benefits from a free child safety wristband scheme for parents. Clacton is the largest and busiest of the Essex Sunshine ... More

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Mundesley Beach

Mundesley Beach

The beach offers a wide sandy beach at low tide, when small pools are exposed and is ideal for family visits. A cliff top path provides ... More

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North of Claremont Pier, Lowestoft

North of Claremont Pier

Situated between Lowestoft’s two piers and is the main resort beach on the North Suffolk Coast.  A variety of facilities are close at hand such as ... More

North Promenade, Cleethorpes

North Promenade

On the toe of Wonderland groin is a sunken forest, the main beach consists of sand, the habitat stretches out to the mean low water ... More

Sea Palling Beach

Sea Palling Beach

Slightly sloping sandy beaches flanked by dunes with shallow bays created by man-made reefs just off the coast. Seals can sometimes be seen sunning themselves. More

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Sheringham Beach

Sheringham Beach

With a wide choice of entertainment facilities there is plenty to keep the family occupied. The beach also supports a small fishing boat fleet launching ... More

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Shoebury Common Beach

Shoebury Common Beach

Very popular shingle beach which is situated two miles from Southend centre and enjoys the benefits of adjacent car parking, an on site café, grassy ... More

South of Claremont Pier, Lowestoft

South of Claremont Pier

Locally called Victoria Beach is a fine and sandy beach enjoyed by both visitors and residents alike. Lowestoft’s beach chalets overlook the beach alongside the Lifeguard ... More

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Three Shells Beach

Three Shells Beach

Sandy beach is only few minutes' walk from the town centre. Perfect for swimming and paddling this beach is ideal for those who want to ... More

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