Seventy-one seashores from throughout the nation have been awarded Blue Flag standing, a world mark from the Foundation for Environmental Education that deems seashores as being clear, protected, environmentally pleasant and having nice amenities.
The South West had essentially the most Blue Flag seashores in England, with 32 of its seashores profitable the award, whereas Yorkshire and the Humber had only one.
In the East Midlands, 5 seashores have been awarded Blue Flags; within the East of England there have been 12; within the North East there have been six; and within the South East there have been 15 winners.
English favourites that have been awarded Blue Flag standing embrace Brighton, Whitby, Cromer, Cleethorpes and Bournemouth.
Meanwhile, 137 seashores throughout the nation have been introduced with a Seaside Award. Run by Keep Britain Tidy, the nationwide Seaside Awards rewards high-quality seashores in England with good water high quality.
The 71 seashores with Blue Flag standing and the 137 Seaside Awards characterize a rise of 18 from 2018.
“Visiting beaches with the Blue Flag or Seaside Award status means beach-goers can feel more relaxed in a setting that is environmentally considerate,” stated Keep Britain Tidy’s chief govt Allison Ogden-Newton.
“We as individuals feel emotionally connected to the environment more than ever, with so many experiencing eco-anxiety. Keep Britain Tidy continues to push for more environmentally responsible beaches, where visitors needn’t feel this stress.
“We’re incredibly pleased to have even more winners this year than last, proving the great dedication of the beach staff. From environmental education for the local community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment to create beaches worthy of the awards.
“Thanks to the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, visitors can be reassured their destination is cared for and they will be able to help maintain the high standards of these awards thanks to their environmental initiatives.”
England’s Blue Flag-awarded seashores by area
Central Beach, Mablethorpe
Central Beach, Skegness
Central Beach, Sutton on Sea
East of England
East Beach Shoeburyness
Three Shells Beach
King Edwards Bay
Saltburn by the Sea
Yorkshire & Humber
Marina St Leonards
Hayling Island Beachlands
Margate Main Sands
West Wittering Beach
Poole, Sandbanks Peninsular
Poole, Shore Road
Poole, Canford Cliffs
Poole, Branksome Chine
Bournemouth Manor Steps
Torre Abbey Sands