Photo Dawlish Warren Named As Blue Flag Beach for 2019
April 15, 2019   

Dawlish Warren Named As Blue Flag Beach for 2019

The best blue flag beach in South Devon

Our beloved local beach, Dawlish Warren, has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for another year!

Being recognised in 2019 means that locals and visitors can celebrate 21 consecutive years of the 1.5-mile stretch being a Blue Flag beach – and in case you didn’t know, the internationally renowned ‘European Blue Flag’ Award is only awarded to a select few beaches that pass the very strict and particular criteria. It’s no easy task!

Dawlish Warren is the perfect location for families, couples and solo explorers.

Dogs are welcome up to Groyne 9 and there’s plenty to do, including surfing, family fun, arcades, amusements, swimming, games and visits to our very own nature reserve and information about our conservation efforts.

The beach is backed by sand dunes which is a rarity nowadays, and the nature reserve is an unusual and welcome touch when compared to other beach resorts.

During the warmer weather, it’s even been known to host open-air events, fireworks and children’s fun and games. It’s no surprise that the beach has a soft spot in not only locals’ hearts, but in the hearts of visitors too.

Based right next to Langstone Cliff, Dawlish Warren beach is an easy walk from our hotel grounds. Just walk past our outdoor heated swimming pool and newly refurbished tennis court through the gate and turn left, where you’ll find a footbridge on the right to the sea wall after about 300 meters and a road bridge, with level access, a couple of hundred metres further on.

Langstone Cliff owner Mark Rogers said “It’s great news that our local beach has made it onto the Blue Flag list for another year…”

You can see what other beaches made the list here. The full criteria is certainly a lengthy read at 43 pages, but if you are interested to see how much work goes into becoming a Blue Flag beach, you can click here to read the criteria in full.


If you’re looking to visit Dawlish Warren beach, Langstone Cliff Hotel is the perfect place to stay. Book direct for the very best rates – give us a call on 01626 248993 or book online.

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