Award Winning Beaches on the English Riviera


Torbay Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5FB

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Award Winning Beaches on the English Riviera

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Awards are based on quality of management, cleanliness, water quality and other criteria. The most prestigious being the Blue Flag Awards.

Other awards made to Torbay beaches include the Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Awards and the Good Beach Guide recommendation from the Marine Conservation Society.

The Seaside Award is Keep Britain Tidy’s own award. It recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet the required mandatory standards for water quality.

Beaches awarded with coveted Blue Flags have water quality which exceeds these standards. To be awarded a Blue Flag - an internationally recognised award - beaches must comply with a number of criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

Blue Flag

Breakwater Beach

Oddicombe Beach


Good Beach Guide

Anstey's Cove

Babbacombe Beach

Beacon Cove

Breakwater Beach

Broadsands Beach

Churston Cove

Elberry Cove

Goodrington Sands

Hollicombe Beach

Maidencombe Beach

Meadfoot Beach

Oddicombe Beach

Paignton Sands

Preston Sands

Shoalstone Beach

St Mary's Bay

Torre Abbey Sands

Watcombe Beach


Seaside Award

Anstey's Cove (bathing/resort)

Breakwater Beach (resort)

Broadsands Beach (resort)

Goodrington Sands (bathing/resort)

Maidencombe Beach (bathing/resort)

Meadfoot Beach (bathing/resort)

Oddicombe Beach (resort)

Paignton Sands (bathing/resort)

Preston Sands (bathing/resort)

Torre Abbey Sands (bathing/resort)

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Award Winning Beaches on the English Riviera (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)




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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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