3 North Wales beaches make TripAdvisor Top 20 Blue Flag beaches

Three North Wales resorts have all made the coveted Top 20 in the review site’s list of favourite Blue Flag beaches in the UK.

The three beaches include: Llandudno’s West Shore, Abersoch main beach, and Cricieth’s strand.

The Blue Flag is an eco label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. It works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strich criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services. The programme is owned and run by the ono-government, non-profit organisation, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

The TripAdvisor list celebrates some of the cleanest and most beautiful of Britain’s beaches and the three North Wales winners showcase the region with great pride. In total, 41 beaches in Wales earned the Blue Flag award this year, 21 of them in the North of the country.

The list chronicles some of the finest and cleanest of Britain’s beaches and the three North Wales entrants show the region off within some fine company.

Forty-one beaches in Wales earned the Blue Flag award this year, 21 of them in the north.

Councillor Dave Cowans, Cabinet Member for highways, environment and sustainability said: “We were pleased that Llandudno West Shore achieved Blue Flag status along with some other beaches in Conwy County for their good water quality and facilities. This is yet another accolade for an important beach in our tourism offer.”

John Farrell, secretary of ‘Restore Our Beach’ in Llandudno, added: “We have to welcome the positive report and hopefully the town will benefit from a boost in tourism. We are going to improve the West Shore even more as the time goes on.”

This comes as welcome news for our three hotels in the area: Llandudno Bay Hotel, which is already successfully operating since June 2015; The Heritage, already started with its period of refurbishment, and a further family-run hotel, already successfully open and operational, soon to undergo a full period of refurbishment.