BLUE FLAG & SEASIDE AWARD 2018

17 May 2018

    

 

Swanage has one of the best beaches in England!

The Town Council is proud to announce the news that the town’s beach has again received the Blue Flag and Seaside Award for 2018.

This is the 17th consecutive year that Swanage Central Beach has received the awards. The awards confirm that the beach meets the high standards, guaranteeing to tourists that they are visiting one of the best and cleanest beaches in the world. 

The Town Council is absolutely thrilled that Swanage’s beautiful beach has again been recognised as one of the best and cleanest in England. Many people enjoy a dip in the sea when they visit Swanage, so this will give them the confidence that their visit will be both safe and enjoyable.   

The town’s tourism and beach teams work extremely hard to deliver a great service and high quality environment for visitors to the town, so they should be very proud of these awards. The teams are also ably assisted by the RNLI Lifeguards, who will be providing lifeguarding services on Swanage Central Beach again in 2018. The teams are all looking forward to working together to maintain the high standard of beach services, cleanliness and safety.

The beach was one of 65 beaches in England to win the Blue Flag award, one of 125 to receive the Seaside Award, and one of only 42 to receive both awards.

To be awarded a Blue Flag, beaches must comply with a number of criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

The Seaside Award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches such as Swanage, meet guideline water quality.

Congratulations and well done to all of those involved. 

For further information please click on the following links:

Keep Britain Tidy administers the award scheme in England. To be awarded a Blue Flag, beaches must comply with a number of criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

Please click here for further information regarding the Seaside Award criteria.