These are the blue flag beaches in North East England and Yorkshire
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.
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.
This long sandy beach is located near South Shields and is known for its dunes. It is also popular for surfing and windsurfing.
Also known as Whitburn South, Roker Beach is a wide, sandy beach and is the closest northern beach to Sunderland.
Also known as Whitburn North, Seaburn Beach is popular for swimming thanks to its clean waters.
Yorkshire's only Blue Flag beach, Whitby Bay is close to the iconic town and sits under the cliffs famous for their appearance in the Dracula novel.