Two Sunderland beaches achieve Blue Flag status

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

Portfolio Holder for the Coastal Economy, Coun Steve Kirk, said: "We are delighted to have retained the Blue Flags at all our beaches".

And 125 British beaches have received a Seaside Award this year - Keep Britain Tidy's own award for beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities.

"Year of the Sea 2018 is the flawless time to celebrate the success of the past 30 years of the Blue Flag programme - and gives us a fantastic opportunity to make the most the fact that we have more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in Britain".

Beaches in the south east to win this award are: Worthing Beach, Bognor Regis East, Littlehampton Coastguards and West Wittering. 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.

"This award wouldn't have been achieved without our dedicated Beach Management Team, alongside the businesses and concessions that we work in partnership with. It's fantastic to see that Ingoldmells has also achieved Blue Flag status, meaning that nearly all the beaches in our District have been given the Award".

Allison Ogden-Newton, of Keep Britain Tidy, said: "We're committed to creating a great environment on our doorstep for everyone and to show how fantastic our beaches can be".

Canatara Beach will fly a Blue Flag again for the fifth straight year, as one of 27 beaches and nine marinas across Canada given the prestigious eco-certification administered in Canada by Environmental Defence. "Hopefully next year we'll see an even greater number joining us as we drive up standards across the board".

Blue Flag beaches also have to run a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of looking after the natural environment.

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