These are the blue flag beaches in North East England and Yorkshire

These are the Blue Flag beaches in the North East and Yorkshire

The Blue Flag beach award is widely considered the gold standard for beaches.

Ideally suited to resort beaches with plenty of facilities, the Blue Flag criteria are divided into four categories. These are: environmental education and information; water quality; environmental management; and safety and services. These are the beaches in North East England and Yorkshire that were awarded the Blue Flag for 2019.

This beach, which is split into north and south sections, is famous for its high quality sand. It is near to Tynemouth Park.

1. Tynemouth Long Sands

This beach, which is split into north and south sections, is famous for its high quality sand. It is near to Tynemouth Park.
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This small, sandy beach, also near Tynemouth, is sheltered by cliffs and grassy banks.

2. King Edward's Bay

This small, sandy beach, also near Tynemouth, is sheltered by cliffs and grassy banks.
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Whitley Bay is a sandy beach that stretches for two miles from St Mary's Island to Cullercoats.
Whitley Bay is a sandy beach that stretches for two miles from St Mary's Island to Cullercoats.
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This long sandy beach is located near South Shields and is known for its dunes. It is also popular for surfing and windsurfing.

4. Sandhaven

This long sandy beach is located near South Shields and is known for its dunes. It is also popular for surfing and windsurfing.
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