Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy have recently announced the winners of the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for summer 2023.

These awards recognise the quality of the beaches, the way they are managed and the facilities that they offer to visitors.  So, if you choose to visit a Blue Flag or Seaside Awarded beach this summer, you can be assured that it will be clean, safe, and meet the highest environmental standards.

Lancashire is proud to be home to ten of these beaches and with 2023 being the year of the coast, it’s never been a better chance for you to visit the beautiful Lancashire coastline.


The traditional seaside town of Morecambe has two award winning beaches, Morecambe North and Morecambe South.  But that’s not all, there’s plenty to do and see in Morecambe, whether it’s enjoying the stunning views across the promenade, admiring the marine-inspired artwork around the town or indulging in an afternoon tea at the iconic Midland Hotel, Morecambe is a great place to visit this summer.  


Home to a stunning promenade, the traditional seaside town of Fleetwood makes a perfect holiday destination. A short walk along the promenade will allow you to see magnificent architectural buildings, stunning seafront and a mixture of wild and natural landscapes. There’s also plenty of opportunities to rest and recharge in one of the local restaurants and bars in Fleetwood. Two of Fleetwood’s beaches have been recognised in these awards, so  if you are visiting Fleetwood this summer be sure to check out Ferry beach*  and Marine beach.


Cleveleys is a bustling seaside resort with a range of popular shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy, as well as picture perfect views of the Irish sea and miles of golden sands. It was also recently part of the new Disney+ series Andor, where Cleveleys was transformed into a sci-fi world. Both Jubilee beach and Rossall Beach* have both been awarded these Seaside Awards, making it easy to find a quality beach in Cleveleys.


Blackpool is a large seaside resort on the Irish Sea bursting with character and atmosphere. Home to a circus, a waterpark and of course the iconic Blackpool illuminations, it’s no wonder that Blackpool has been voted the favourite seaside town in the UK. That’s not all, Blackpool is also home to many shows, concerts and free events that take place all year round. You don’t have to travel far to get to an award-winning beach in Blackpool, as it is home to three of them - Blackpool South, Blackpool Central and Bispham beach!

St Annes Pier Beach

Located just 5 miles down the coast from Blackpool is St Annes, another award-winning beach in Lancashire. This seaside resort offers sand, Victorian piers, donkey rides and plenty of ice cream vans, the perfect combination for a summer’s day out.

*Please note, these beaches are not designated bathing beaches and therefore do not have designated bathing water.




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