Explore Blue Flag Beaches in the North of England

Whether it's climbing in the Lake District or a quiet ramble in the Yorkshire Dales the North of England boasts some fabulous countryside and coasts, as well as historically fascinating places like York, Durham and Harrogate, and of course Hadrian's Wall. Stunning castles and great pubs too.

Cullercoats Beach

Cullercoats Beach

A Small sandy bay set against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs. The beach is popular with families and features caves nestled in the cliffs in ... More

Filey Bay

Filey Bay

A lovely wide stretch of golden sand, lined with a historic promenade providing views of Filey Brigg.   Good for watersports, with sailing lessons available. ... More

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Hornsea Beach

Hornsea Beach

A long sand and pebble beach with a newly developed promenade along the landward side - great for bracing walks along the seafront with picturesque ... More

King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth

King Edwards Bay

This small enclosed sandy beach sitting at below Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage.  Great for exploring rock pools, snorkelling and swimming. ... More

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Longsands South Beach, Tynemouth

Longsands South Beach

A glorious half mile stretch of fine golden sands lined with sand dunes. A popular spot for families with the added benefit of being close ... More

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North Bay, Scarborough

North Bay

A sandy beach with rocky outcrops to the north which provide rock pool at low tide. The main road around the headland runs parallel to the ... More

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North Beach, Bridlington

North Beach

A sand/shingle beach with rock pools ideal for children to play in.  The wonderful promenade invites bracing seafront walks, enabling you to observe a host ... More

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Roker Beach

Roker Beach

A wonderfully wide sandy beach with plenty of attractions nearby including Roker Park with its Victorian bandstand, children's play area, miniature steam railway, ornamental gardens and bowling ... More

Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Sandhaven Beach

A popular destination for families, Sandhaven is situated south of the River Tyne's south pier. The vast expanse of over half a mile of golden sands provide ... More

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Seaburn Beach

Seaburn Beach

A wide sandy beach, with a rocky shoreline to the north of particular geological interest and valued for its flora and forna.  The nearby outdoor play park ... More

Seaton Carew Centre

Seaton Carew Centre

A long, gently shelving sandy beach positioned between Hartlepool and the mouth of the River Tees.  Sand dunes feature to the south of the beach with ... More

South Beach, Bridlington

South Beach

A vast sandy beach overlooking Bridlington Bay, with views to the north of Flamborough headland, and the golden sands leading to Spurn Point to the ... More

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West Cliff Beach, Whitby

West Cliff Beach

A beautiful sandy and rocky beach with a back drop of cliffs. Plenty of facilities to keep the children busy. Winding paths take you down ... More

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Whitley Bay South

Whitley Bay South

An ideal destination for families, the glorious sandy beach of Whitley Bay, with its rocky outcrops are popular for rockpooling.  On the northern end of ... More

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Withernsea Beach

Withernsea Beach

A long sand and shingle beach, with a newly rebuilt promenade, retaining the entrance to the original Withernsea Pier Plenty of cafes, fish and chip ... More

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