Hunstanton Beach Gains Blue Flag & Quality Coast Award
15th May 2012
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Hunstanton has once again been successful in gaining both a Blue Flag and Quality Coast Award.

 

24 beaches across the East Coast of England were awarded Blue Flags and Quality Coast Awards by Keep Britain Tidy today*. In total 142 beaches across England gained awards this year and Hunstanton was one of just 36 beaches to have gained both a Blue Flag and Quality Coast Award.

 

The awards recognise high standards in beach management.

 

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Cabinet Member, said, “It is great news that Hunstanton has achieved these prestigious awards once again and further recognition of the quality of the resort. The flags are a clear symbol to visitors that the beach and facilities are well-managed and clean.”

 

Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 32 criteria covering the following: environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

 

Phil Barton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, which is responsible for the Blue Flag scheme in England and the Quality Coast Awards, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that England has more Blue Flag beaches this year and we urge more holiday-makers to take advantage of the East of England’s award-winning seaside resorts this summer. 

 

“It’s great to see that more beaches along our coastline have achieved high standards of excellence for visitors. With 24 beaches in the region receiving Blue Flags and Quality Coast Awards, what better way to holiday in the East of England than to visit one of these local award-winning beaches?".

 

The news comes ahead of the extended bank holiday weekend in June when thousands of water sports enthusiasts are set to flock to Hunstanton to enjoy Lifestyles Festival (1-3 June). Once again the event will include the British Kitesurfing Association’s National Kitesurfing competition as well as workshops and demonstrations of a variety of extreme sports. For full details visit: www.lifestylesfestival.co.uk. 

 

The Quality Coast Award and Blue Flag scheme are administered in England by Keep Britain Tidy.

 

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