A Beach Holiday - explore the world's best beaches and plan your perfect beach holiday.

We find the world's best beach locations so you can find your perfect beach holiday on a beach holiday.

Beach Awards
Below are a list of beach awards that are referred to on A Beach Holiday. These are organisations that represent our oceans and beaches and provide us with the standards.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to over 3450 beaches and marinas in 41 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. The Blue Flag Programme includes environmental education and information for the public, decision makers and tourism operators.

The UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. MCS vision is for seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution free beaches and bathing waters - seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive in and for people to enjoy, and seas that will support future generations with abundant resources. We champion the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.