Brighton Beach and Hove Lawns win Blue Flag Awards
Two beaches in Brighton and Hove have won the prestigious Blue Flag Award.
Brighton Central beach and Hove Lawns were among 15 locations in the south east to receive the designation from the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Meanwhile Saltdean’s beach was given a Seaside Award.
Blue Flag is an international award which is presented to well-managed beaches with excellent water quality and environmental education programmes.
Seaside Awards are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate ‘the quality and diversity of the coastline’.
All sites are assessed for safety and services, environmental management, water quality and information.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, we are going to be relying on our country’s beautiful beaches to escape for a much-needed break after all the stresses and strains of the past year.
“Last year, due to the pandemic, we did not have the opportunity to celebrate all the great award-winning beaches around the coast so this year we are delighted to have even more winners than we did in 2019, thanks to the incredible work of the teams around the country that make our beaches clean and safe for us all to enjoy.
“From environmental education for the community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment to create beaches worthy of these awards.
“As we all plan our 2021 holidays much closer to home, thanks to the Blue Flag and Seaside Award those choosing to holiday in South East near one of its award-winning beaches can be assured it will be clean and safe and meet the highest standards for water quality and management.”