Suffolk Beaches Earn Distinguished ‘Blue Flag’ Award

At Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we’ve never been shy about our love for the beaches in Suffolk. Confident that they rival even the bluest of Caribbean beaches, we were naturally encouraged by the recent news that Felixstowe South and Pier and Southwold have been awarded Blue Flag status.

For those not in the know, the Blue Flag award was launched in 1987 as part of an initiative to improve the quality of England’s coastline, and is awarded to only the best maintained beaches which have a superior water quality. 

In addition to this criteria, it is necessary for beaches to have a clear emphasis on safety and services to earn the Blue Flag award. From first aid services to lifeguarding facilities, the panel of judges is incredibly rigorous when it comes to determining which beaches are officially considered to be amongst the very best in England. In many respects, the Blue Flag is like the royal seal of approval when it comes to the world of beaches.

Not the only two beaches in Suffolk to earn an award for themselves this year, both Lowestoft and Kessingland were made recipients of the Seaside Award. Much like the Blue Flag, the Seaside Award is issued to beaches which represent a superbly managed coast. 

Altogether, these awards reveal just how much work and investment has been put into making the beaches in Suffolk amongst the very best to visit. Fast becoming a coastline that glitters with gold as much as it does quality water, there is seemingly no better time to get out and enjoy the array of beaches in Suffolk. 

To experience the Blue Flag difference for yourself, why not book one of our Barns or Barges for rent in Suffolk? In close proximity to these two fantastic destinations, you’ll have no difficulty in accessing Felixstowe South and Pier as well as Southwold when enjoying a holiday with us.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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We don't just tolerate Dogs, we welcome them! We've built a strong reputation in this market, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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