Explore Blue Flag Beaches in the South of England

Escape from the city and discover the delights of the New Forest, or the hop fields of Kent; great walking in the South Downs, and so much to do on the Isle of Wight.

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Botany Bay, Broadstairs

Prince's Walk, Margate, Kent CT10 3SD, UK

One of our most photographed bays Botany Bay is infamous, this hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks. It is ...

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East Beach, Shoeburyness

Gunners Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9SB, UK

Shoebury East beach is a very popular, sandy beach which enjoys the benefits of adjacent car parking and on site catering, grassy hinterland, launching facilities ...

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Hayling Island Beachlands Central

228 Sea Front, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 0AJ, UK

Hayling Island Beachlands Central is set in an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI at the centre of Hayling Seafront between ...

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Hove Lawns

Kingsway, Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove BN3 2FR, UK

Just 1km west of Brighton central beach is the more relaxed stretch of Hove seafront. Leaving behind the exciting vibrancy of the busy central area, ...

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Joss Bay

Joss Gap Rd, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3PG, UK

A surfer’s paradise, this popular 200-metre long bay is known as the best surfing beach in Thanet. It is surrounded by fields and a golf ...

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Margate Main Sands

Margate, the original seaside destination, home to Turner Contemporary has a popular wide sandy bay. This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides and amusement ...

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Marina, St Leonards on Sea

Marina Pavillion, Marina, Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex TN38 0BU, UK

With its flat stretches of fine sand at low tide and wonderful range of wind-sculpted shingle dunes, the 220 metre long Marina Beach is ideal ...

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Minnis Bay

Promenade, Birchington, Kent CT7 9UN, UK

A long stretch of sand coupled with ample free parking and children’s outdoor play area nearby make Minnis Bay the perfect beach and a great ...

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Minster Leas Beach

The Leas, Minster on Sea, Sheerness, Kent ME12 2NL, UK

Minster Leas is a recognised award winning beach on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. The long sand and shingle ...

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Sandown lies at the heart of 'The Bay' and is renowned for its beautiful beach and safe bathing. The RNLI have provided beach patrol and ...

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Sheerness Beach

Beach St, Sheerness, Kent ME12 1RE, UK

Sheerness Beach is a shingle beach, bordered by a wide expanse of green open space which leads to the promenade making it the ideal spot ...

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Shoebury Common Beach

Shoebury Common Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS3, UK

Shoebury Common beach is a very popular shingle beach which is situated three miles from Southend centre and enjoys the benefits of adjacent car parking, ...

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St Mildred's Bay, Westgate

Westbrook Promenade, Margate, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8PR, UK

In the heart of Westgate lies St Mildred’s Bay, a beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool ideal for crabbing, keeping the ...

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Stone Bay, Broadstairs

Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs CT10 1DU, UK

A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling, popular with families and a great beach to get away from the hustle of the main sands ...

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Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2BG, UK

This tranquil setting offers a rural getaway for those looking for safe bathing and well-managed facilities. From the attractive Marine Parade promenade, grassy banks gently ...

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West Wittering Beach

W Strand, West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 8AU, UK

With a wonderful stretch of open countryside behind a natural non-commercialised sandy beach, West Wittering is a favourite destination for a family day out. Cars ...

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Westcliff Bay

Western Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, UK

Westcliff Bay is a narrow sandy town beach, directly adjacent to Western Esplanade which is part of the seven mile shoreline of Southend-on-Sea.The beach is ...

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