All Blue Flag beaches in Dorset in 2022

Dorset is home to a multitude of stunning landscapes. In fact, it wasn’t until recently that we shared some locals’ insights into why people head to each of the area’s 31 most well-known beaches.

Despite their beauty and general good condition, not all of these beaches have been awarded the iconic blue flag. The globally recognized eco-label is awarded to sites for cleanliness, quality and management of water and land area awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education.

Of Dorset‘s multitude of beaches, there are actually only fourteen that have been awarded the blue flag. Twelve of these are in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council area and two in the Dorset council area. There are 80 beaches in the UK recognized by the cleanliness standard – their water quality being assessed between 15 May and 30 September each year.

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In the BCP, 12 included beaches are spread over the sandy coastline of the local authorities. In the Dorset Council area, the beaches are in the far west and east of the county. Several other awards are frequently given to Dorset beaches, including Green Tourism Awards and Seaside Awards.

2022 Blue Flag beaches in Dorset and where to find them

Highcliffe Beach – BH23 5JA

Cliff Brothers Beach – BH23 4UE

Avon Beach – BH23 4AN

Southbourne Beach – BH6 4AY

Fisherman’s Walk – Southbourne – BH5 2EJ

Mansion Steps – Bournemouth – BH5 1BS

Durley China – Bournemouth – BH2 5JF

Alum China – Bournemouth – BH4 8DP

Branksome China – Poole – BH13 6LP

Canford Cliffs China – Poole – BH13 7JE

Shore Road – Poole – BH13 7PS

Sandbanks Peninsula – Poole – BH15 2RU

Swanage Center – BH19 1NS

Weymouth Central – DT4 7AN

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