Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Delight as Hartlepool beach wins national quality award

Delight as Hartlepool beach wins national quality award

The worldwide Blue Flag and the UK Seaside Awards are the quality marks for our beaches and mean those visiting them can be sure that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough global bathing water quality standards.

One of South Shields' most popular beaches beach has once again won two coveted national awards - marking its status as one of the best in the world.

Coun Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council, said: "Our entire coastline is award-winning which is great news for the millions of people that enjoy it every year".

As the awards were declared a survey by Keep Britain Tidy suggest that a quarter of British children have never swum in the sea and nearly one in five have never set foot on a beach.

Swanage Central beach has also picked up both awards.

"Our staff and partners work extremely hard to maintain such high standards".

The Isle of Wight has three Seaside Awards show here by the stars
The Isle of Wight has three Seaside Awards show here by the stars

Welsh beaches, marinas and a boat operator have been ranked among the best in the world as part of the 30th Blue Flag coast awards.

Seaton Carew is one of eight beaches in the region have also received the Seaside Award, with Sandhaven Beach in South Shields, Roker and Seaburn beaches in Sunderland, and Tynemouth Longsands, King Edwards Bay, Whitley Bay, and Cullercoats, all North Tyneside, also achieving the accolade.

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

The award represents the internationally recognized gold-standard for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and amenities.

From today, one beach in Yorkshire will be able to fly a Blue Flag - an global award that tells the public it's one of the best beaches in the world.

Keep Britain Tidy Hove beach.

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