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British beaches ranked in top 10

UK BeachThe UK now has more Blue Flag beaches than the likes of Cyprus and Mexico, according to Keep Britain Tidy.

A number of English beaches have now been ranked in the global top 10 for Blue Flag beaches, giving staycation Brits something to celebrate.

Achieving a great standard

Keep Britain Tidy announced on May 20 that a grand total of 61 beaches in the UK – four more than 2014 – have achieved the international Blue Flag cleanliness status.

Moreover, 111 British beaches have also received the Seaside Award – Keep Britain Tidy’s very own seal of approval for beaches around the world.

The two most popular areas in the UK for holidaymakers – Thanet in Kent and Cornwall – have achieved the most Blue Flags this year, totalling seven each.

However, there have also been a few new recipients of the Blue Flag Award this year, including:

  • Bridlington North
  • Ramsgate Main Sands
  • Hunstanton Main

The best beaches in the world

Torbay in Devon can claim the most Seaside Awards with a total of 10, closely followed by Cornwall which has secured nine awards.

Paul Todd, the Keep Britain Tidy’s Coastal Award Manager, commented that it is “great” being able to celebrate “another fantastic year for the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards”.

He added that Keep Britain Tidy, an environmental charity, are firmly committed to “improving the quality of the places where people live, work and holiday” and the winners of these awards have clearly proved their commitment to providing the very best beaches for locals and tourists.

Todd concluded that those individuals who visit one of the Blue Flag or Seaside Award winning beaches can be sure they are enjoying themselves on “one of the best beaches in the world”.

However, if you would rather holiday abroad, be sure to book family travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 21 May 2015

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