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Internationally recognised, the Blue Flag award is widely considered to be a gold standard for beaches and is much sought after. It’s such wonderful news to see that out of 44 beaches in Wales to be awarded, 18 of these are in North Wales.

North Wales is home to a diverse range of stunning beaches that will simply take your breath away. From wide sandy shores backed by the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula to secret, picture-perfect coves.

And with hundreds of fabulous holiday cottages across Anglesey, the Llŷn Peninsula and Snowdonia, Menai Holiday Cottages offers a home from home to enjoy some of these wonderful Blue Flag beaches for yourself. Now, where to visit first…


2019 Blue Flag Awards

Abersoch Beach

Abersoch Beach

Some of the criteria for a beach to be awarded Blue Flag recognition include:

  • Environmental education information – activities must be offered and promoted, map of the beach indicating different facilities must be displayed
  • Water quality – must comply with water quality sampling and no industrial waste-water or sewage should affect the beach area
  • Environmental management – beach and beach facilities must be clean, no unauthorised camping or dumping of waste on the beach and coral reefs in the vicinity much be monitored
  • Safety and services – first aid equipment and supply of drinking water must be available, emergency plans to cope with pollution and if appropriate, an adequate number of lifeguards/lifesaving equipment on the beach

Anglesey

On the island of Anglesey, Benllech, Church Bay (Porth Swtan), Llanddwyn, Llanddona, Trearddur Bay and Porth Dafarch beaches have all made the grade. RibRide has also been awarded the Blue Flag for Sustainable Boat Tour Operator.

Porth Dafarch

Porth Dafarch


Gwynedd

Barmouth (Abermaw), Abersoch, Criccieth Traeth y Promenade, Dinas Dinlle, Morfa Bychan and Pwllheli are championing the beautiful Snowdonia and Llŷn coast.

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth Beach


Conwy and Denbighshire

Across Conwy, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Llandudno West Shore and Rhos Colwyn Bay beaches are setting the pace. All wide sandy beaches, these are not to be missed. Prestatyn, a sandcastle maker’s paradise, has also received the award.

Penmaenmawr Beach

Penmaenmawr Beach


Between them, Anglesey, the Llŷn Peninsula and Snowdonia boast hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and stunning award-winning beaches. Explore all of the beaches this beautiful region has to offer. Choose to stay in one of our North Wales holiday cottages – why not pick one of our sea view cottages to take full advantage of the incredible views.

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