Region’s cleanest beaches revealed in Blue Flag awards

Deckchairs on Cromer beach.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Deckchairs on Cromer beach.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

Ten of our region's beaches will be flying flags this summer to show visitors they are among the best in the country.

Hunstanton beach. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hunstanton beach. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Six will be flying Blue Flags - the international standard for the best beaches in the world. They are Cromer, Sea Palling, Sheringham, Mundesley, Southwold Pier, and Lowestoft South Claremont Pier.

In addition, four beaches have received Seaside Awards, which is Keep Britain Tidy's own award for the beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities. These are the main beach at Hunstanton, East Runton, Wells-next-the-sea, and Kessingland.

Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk Council's cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: 'We're delighted that Hunstanton will once again be flying the Seaside Award Flag in 2016. This nationally-recognised award assures visitors that when they come to Hunstanton, they're going to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed beach.'

Across the country, 143 beaches are now flying either the Blue Flag or Seaside Award.

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Keep Britain Tidy's coastal awards manager Paul Todd said: 'As an environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy is committed to improving the quality of the places where people live, work and holiday and these winners have proved their commitment to providing the best possible beaches for locals and visitors alike.

'The public can be sure, if they visit a Blue Flag or Seaside Award winning beach, that they are visiting one of the best beaches in the world.'

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