The Beach Guide

2019 Quality Coast Award beaches

There are 106 Quality Coast Award in the British Isles (UK & Ireland) all of which have met the stringent criteria to qualify

Quality Coast Award

The Quality Coast Award is managed by Keep Britain Tidy and rewards English beaches that are maintained to high standards. This initiative provides access to funding and a framework to plan future improvements.

Beaches receiving the Quality Coast Award are diverse in nature and three categories have been designated to reflect this:


 A. Resort bathing beach – High water quality, good facilities and activity provisions and seasonal dog bans.
 B. Bathing beach – The same high standards re expected but the beach is less developed. No seasonal dog ban is required.
 C. Non-bathing beach – These are generally more remote rural beaches where the water quality my be untested and the beach undeveloped

For more information visit the Quality Coast Award website