Weymouth beach has been handed not just one but TWO awards

Colchester Harbour Marina awarded Blue Flag

Central Beach Skegness, Central Beach Mablethorpe and Central Beach Sutton on Sea have all retained the Award, which looks at the water quality, facilities, beach safety, environmental education and management of the beaches.

Weymouth's popular central beach has once again been recognised with an global Blue Flag Award.

Research from Keep Britain Tidy also reveals that a third of children have never been on holiday to the coast and almost one in five has never even set foot on a British beach.

Swanage Central beach has also picked up both awards.

The global 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 worldwide bathing water quality standards.

Yorkshire had 15 beaches good enough to win awards.


The flags are due to be presented at a ceremony on Cromer Pier later today. The status gives local people and visitors the confidence to know that our beaches are well maintained.

The global Blue Flag and the UK Seaside Awards are the quality marks for 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 worldwide bathing water quality standards.

Beaches with a Blue Flag must meet strict environmental and water quality standards.

Keep Britain Tidy King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth.

Research from Keep Britain Tidy has revealed cleanliness of the beach is the number one cause for concern for families visiting beached in England - with 40% worrying about unclean water, 38% put off by litter and two in five (42%) saying they're put off by dog mess. 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.

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