Top English beaches win Blue Flag and Seaside Awards

_74967591_74967586Beaches around England have won recognition for their cleanliness and the quality of their water.

The Isle of Wight received the highest number of Keep Britain Tidy awards, taking home four Blue Flags and 13 Seaside Awards.

Thanet has the most Blue Flag beaches with seven. Poole, Torbay, Bournemouth, North Norfolk and Tendring also received four each.

In total, 168 awards were handed out to English beaches.

Cromer Beach Cromer Beach is one of ten in the east of England which was given a Blue Flag

A total of 56 beaches have been awarded Blue Flags, 112 have received Seaside Awards, with 23 holding both awards.

Blue Flag beaches 2014

  • East Midlands – Mablethorpe Central , Skegness Central, Sutton-on-Sea and Cleethorpes North Promenade
  • East of England – Cromer, Sea Palling, Sheringham, Mundesley, Martello Bay in Clacton on Sea, Dovercourt Bay, Brightlingsea, Frinton On Sea, Southwold Pier and South Claremont Pier in Lowestoft
  • North East – Tynemouth Longsands, King Edwards Bay, Whitley Bay, Sandhaven
  • Yorkshire – North Bay in Scarborough, Whitby and Hornsea
  • South East – Littlehampton Coastguards, Tankerton, Hayling Island Beachlands, Sandown, Ventnor, Yaverland, Colwell, Sheerness Beach, Minnis Bay, West Bay, St Mildreds, Westbrook Bay, Margate, Botany Bay, Joss Bay, Stone Bay, West Wittering
  • South West – Blackpool Sands, Sandbanks, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine in Poole, Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk and Southbourne in Bournemouth, Carbis Bay, Sandy Bay, Salcombe South Sands, Swanage Central, Dawlish Warren, Breakwater, Broadsands, Meadfoot, Oddicombe and Westward Ho!

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