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.

Bognor Regis Beach

Bognor Regis Beach

A shingle and sandy beach, Bognor Regis beach is situated next to the immaculate seafront esplanade. A great place to enjoy sailing or windsurfing or ... More

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Botany Bay, Broadstairs

Botany Bay

Named after the famous Botany Bay in Australia where smugglers were often sent off to, this quiet sandy bay at the bottom of chalk cliffs ... More

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Coastguards Beach, Littlehampton

Coastguards Beach

An ideal family beach with the added bonus of the coastguard tower overlooking the beach with an up-to-date first aid/lost children centre unit nearby, lifeguards ... More

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Colwell Beach, Isle of Wight

Colwell Beach

This small, sand and shingle beach is tucked away on the quieter west coast of the Island. It has panoramic views of the Solent and ... More

Hayling Island Beachlands

Hayling Island Beachlands

A perfect spot for family fun, this beach is made up of shingle banks and with sand dunes, with low tide giving an vast expanse ... More

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Herne Bay

Herne Bay

The shingle beach at Herne Bay is a popular spot for families.  At low tide there are sandy mudflats ideal for children to play on. ... More

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Hove Lawn

Hove Lawn

Popular with locals and visitors, Hove Lawns, with it’s grassy lawns and shingle beach provides a wonderful spot for a picnic, ball games or just ... More

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Joss Bay, Broadstairs

Joss Bay

A lovely sandy beach located below the North Foreland Lighthouse, Joss Bay is a perfect place for families to enjoy, with plenty for children to ... More

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Main Sands, Margate

Main Sands

If you are looking for a traditional English seaside holiday resort Margate has it all.  With donkey rides, a long, golden sandy beach, lively entertainment, ... More

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Main Sands, Ramsgate

Main Sands

A great family beach adjacent to the glorious Royal Harbour and Marina. With traditional donkey rides to offer, a boardwalk and a designated jet ski area. ... More

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Minnis Bay

Minnis Bay

A lovely long and sandy bay in a rural setting, with some including rocky and shingle areas too.  Great for windsurfing and kite boarding (lessons ... More

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Sandown Beach, Isle of Wight

Sandown Beach

A popular sandy beach on the Isle of Wight, Sandown is a renown for its safe bathing, glorious long sands and wide range of activities.  ... More

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Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight

Shanklin Beach

Forming part of the glorious Sandown bay, Shanklin is a very popular family beach, with golden sands, safe bathing areas and good facilities. Lots of ... More

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St. Mildreds Bay, Margate

St. Mildreds Bay

A lovely sandy bay with good facilities, a promenade and cliffs. There is also a tidal pool (except on spring tides). Lifeguards on duty during ... More

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Stone Bay, Broadstairs

Stone Bay

A little known beach, popular with locals, the small sandy beach of Stone Bay offers peace and tranquility and some first class rock pooling opportunities. ... More

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Tankerton Beach

Tankerton Beach

With it's lively working harbour, supporting a small fishing fleet, Whitstable is a popular seaside town. The shingle beach of Tankerton is located a mile ... More

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Ventnor Beach, Isle of Wight

Ventnor Beach

The sheltered bay of Ventnor offers a great family destination with good rocks for crabbing. The mainly sandy beach is a real sun trap and has ... More

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West Bay, Westgate

West Bay

A great beach for sandcastle building and exploring the rock pools, the sandy beach of West Bay is great for children. The café is open ... More

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West Street Beach

West Street Beach

A very popular beach with a cosmopolitan feel to it. There is a variety of shops, cafes, galleries and a museum on the lower promenade. ... More

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West Wittering Beach

West Wittering Beach

West Wittering is a favourite family destination. With a glorious stretch of open countryside behind a sandy beach, the area is popular for it’s natural ... More

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Westbrook Bay

Westbrook Bay

The very popular sandy beach at Westbrook Bay is great for families, with a stretch of safe shallow bathing waters and lovely sand.  There is ... More

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Yaverland Beach

Yaverland Beach

This magnificient bay is characterised by its craggy cliffs and clean crisp waters. The appealing sand and stone beach runs between the imposing Culver Cliff ... More

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