Whitby Wins Blue Flag Beach Award

Whitby Wins Blue Flag Beach Award

The awards scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy and for a beach to win a blue flag, it must meet especially high standards of water quality and environmental management, education and information.

"Millions of tourists around the world look for a Blue Flag when choosing a beach or marina to visit". The views from Weymouth Beach and the bay are spectacular, stretching across the horizon and taking in the Jurassic Coastline.

Families enjoy sunny weather on Sandhaven Beach. "We'd like to thank every individual that has participated in ensuring Weymouth Beach is recognised for its brilliance".

Keep Britain Tidy's chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: "The success of the 148 beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by both awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches - from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses".

Mayor Serge Léger said the designation could increase tourist spending in the village
Mayor Serge Léger said the designation could increase tourist spending in the village

A study by campaign group Keep Britain Tidy in May found 18 per cent of children had never set foot on a British beach, 27 per cent had never swum in the sea in this country and 33 per cent had never been on holiday to the coast.

This year's winners will be presented with their flags at a ceremony today (THURS) on Cromer Pier, hosted by North Norfolk District Council.

Blackpool has retained its prestigious Blue Flag award for the third year running meaning the resort has the only beach in the North West to boast the status. We are committed to creating a great environment on our doorstep for everyone to enjoy and offering a quality mark that shows everyone just how fantastic our beaches can be.

This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards, including 65 worldwide Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), with 42 beaches achieving both awards.

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