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Awards for county’s beaches

Pembrokeshire is celebrating success in the 2019 Wales Coast Awards.

A total of 39 beaches have been recognised winning Blue Flag, Green Coast or Seaside awards.

Eleven beaches will be flying the iconic Blue Flag, a world-renowned eco-label for water quality, environmental awareness, protection, safety and services.

Now celebrating its 31st anniversary, the Blue Flag has been a presence in Pembrokeshire since 1990 and since then the county’s beaches have been awarded it over 220 times.

The following beaches have all retained their Blue Flag status: Amroth, Newgale, Saundersfoot, Dale, Whitesands, Coppet Hall, Tenby North, Tenby South, Tenby Castle, Poppit Sands and Lydstep.

The Seaside Award is the national standard for the best beaches across the UK.

While Seaside Award beaches can be vastly different, the flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, attractive and well managed coastal stretch.

Green Coast Awards celebrate ‘hidden gems’ along the coastline and recognise excellent water quality and unspoiled environment.

No fewer than 13 of the 18 Welsh Green Coast winners are in Pembrokeshire.

Eight beaches completed the ‘double’, winning both Seaside and Green Coast awards. They were: Abereiddy, Barafundle, Broadhaven (south), Freshwater East, Manorbier, Marloes, Martins Haven and Penally.

The following beaches also won Seaside awards: Broad Haven (north), Cwm yr Eglwys, Goodwick, Little Haven. Newport, Nolton Haven and Wisemans Bridge.

A further five beaches also picked up Green Coast awards: Caerfai, Druidstone, Priory Bay on Caldey Island, West Angle Bay and West Dale.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture, Paul Miller, said: “This is another great result for our beaches.

“Year after year Pembrokeshire dominates the Wales Coast Awards and 2019 is no exception with four more award-winners than last year.

“I’m delighted so many of our beaches have been recognised and we look forward to another excellent holiday season.”

The Wales Coast Awards are run in Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.

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Barafundle won both Green Coast and Seaside awards.


ID: 5224, revised 14/05/2019