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Blue Flag status retained for central beach

Blue Flag status retained for central beach

In total, 65 worldwide Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (8 more than last year) have been handed out this year.

Joss Bay at Broadstairs, which is popular with surfers, has been stripped of the prestigious rating it enjoyed a year ago, although it hangs on to its Seaside Award.

Visitors to award-winning beaches can be sure of a clean, safe beach with great facilities and water quality.

"When you see a Blue Flag raised at a beach or marina, you know that it's clean, sustainably managed and a safe place to swim".

Seaton Carew's main beach has once again been granted a Seaside Award from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy - which is only given to English beaches which meet the highest standards of beach management.

A Hartlepool seaside resort has achieved a national award in recognition of its high standards.

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.

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Seaside Awards are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of our coastline.

Scarfone says the Halifax Waterfront will be allowed to fly the Blue Flag, a sign to visitors that the marina is environmentally friendly.

Unclean water, litter and dog mess were given as the top reasons in the study carried out by Keep Britain Tidy.

A fifth have never set foot on a beach while a third have never holidayed at a United Kingdom seaside resort.

The findings come as Keep Britain Tidy announces the annual winners of it Blue Flag awards for best beaches and Seaside Awards.

Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: "Blue Flag leads the fight back for the Blue Planet".


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