Applications now open for England's best beaches

Applications now open for England's best beaches

Applications now open for England's best beaches

Following the release of the 2017 bathing water results this week, our Seaside and International Blue Flag Awards are now open for applications.

The 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 international bathing water quality standards.

Our research shows that nine out of ten people said cleanliness, safety and assured water quality were key factors in deciding which beach to visit and 93% believe that it is important to preserve and protect our beaches.

The International Blue Flag award, which flies across 46 countries, doesn't just celebrate the best beaches. Inland bathing waters, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators are also welcome to apply.

Both awards celebrate the very best beaches, the full criteria for the Blue Flag and Seaside Award are available on our website. Existing awards-holders can log-in and apply now. Or if you are new to the awards, or have any queries, please contact Lynsey.Atherton@keepbritaintidy.org