Three Lincolnshire beaches named among best in country for visitors

Three Lincolnshire beaches have once again been named among the best in the country after receiving a prestigious award. Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea were all given a Blue Flag award meaning they are among the cleanest and safest beaches for visitors.

It is the world’s most recognised award for beaches and marinas and, to qualify, each applicant must meet and maintain a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria. Councillor Craig Leyland, leader of East Lindsey District Council, said: “As a council, we’re so pleased that three of our fantastic beaches here on the Lincolnshire coast have received the coveted Blue Flag Award once again.

“This is a true testament to the work of officers across the council who take great pride in keeping our beaches looking their best all year round. But also the countless volunteers who work alongside us, caring for our sites by litter picking and educating other residents and visitors on the importance of keeping our beaches clean and safe.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said: “These awards are a credit to the collective efforts of beach managers, volunteers, residents and businesses who have worked tirelessly to maintain, protect and improve some of our best-loved and most popular beaches and we’d like to take this moment to recognise and applaud them.

“Visitors to a beach flying a Blue Flag can be assured the beach will be clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as international bathing water quality standards.”

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