Littlehampton’s Coastguards East Beach and Bognor Regis’ East Beach have retained their Seaside Awards for 2019.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are awarded to the best beaches in the country and the flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal area.
Arun District Council, which is the authority responsible for the day-to-day running of the beaches, has welcomed the good news.
Chairman of Arun District Council, Alan Gammon, joined other dignitaries and members of the Council’s Foreshores Team, along with local students, for ceremonies at both beaches to raise the flags.
Praising the dedication of everyone involved in maintaining the beaches, he said: “We’re delighted that these beaches have yet again been recognised with a Seaside Award.
“Many thousands of visitors and residents enjoy our beaches and I’d like to thank all those who work so hard to keep them clean and tidy, including our council teams, volunteer groups and local residents.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Award celebrates the quality and diversity of England’s coastline.
Formerly called the Quality Coast Award, the scheme is the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The success of the 156 beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by both awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.
“When you enjoy a trip to a beach flying an international Blue Flag or Seaside Award, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country.”