Bournemouth and Poole beaches achieve Blue Flag status once again

Bournemouth and Poole beaches achieve Blue Flag status once again

 

Bournemouth and Poole beaches achieve Blue Flag status once againBournemouth and Poole beaches achieve Blue Flag status once again

POOLE and Bournemouth beaches have made a big contribution to the south west’s boast to have the most award winning sandy bays in the country.

Four Poole beaches and four at Bournemouth are among 23 in the south west entitled to fly the prestigious Blue Flag in the Keep Britain Tidy 2013 awards.

Swanage beach, which won a Blue Flag award, also secured the new Seaside Award, which went to 27 beaches including two at Bournemouth and three at Christchurch. This rewards the highest standards of beach management and in the case of bathing beaches, meets guideline water quality, replacing the Quality Coast Award.

Both Poole and Bournemouth came second to Thanet in Kent which again claimed the title for the most Blue Flag beaches with eight. Across the country there are 147 award-winning beaches.

Bournemouth’s Blue Flag beaches are Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk and Southbourne while Boscombe Pier andBournemouth Pier won Seaside Awards.

Mark Smith, director of tourism for Bournemouth Borough Council said: “Once again we are thrilled to have achieved Blue Flag status and two Quality Coast awards.

“We take great pride in our beaches and our seafront team work hard to ensure visitors have the best experience when visiting our beaches.”

Bournemouth Echo 22/05/13

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