South West Beaches Among Best

The South West has some of the best beaches in the country.

The region has been awarded 23 Quality Coast Awards - which are based on facilities and beach environment - and 27 Blue Flags - which reflect the cleanliness of water.

Phil Barton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, said: "As more and more people decide to swap trips abroad for the convenience of holidays at home, they are discovering a renewed love for our glorious coastline and quality resorts.''

He added: "Our beaches are fabulous places to visit.''

Councillor David Corney-Walker, Teignbridge Executive Spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism said:

“As we look forward to a busy summer season this news is a welcome boost for our local beaches and resorts.  At Teignbridge we work hard to provide top-quality beaches and resorts for our residents and visitors to enjoy all year round, and it is especially encouraging to see Dawlish Warren fly the flag for the 12th year running – it really is quite an achievement.

“It is testament to the commitment of Teignbridge to quality open spaces and the promotion of tourism that we have achieved this award year on year since 1999 while welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors.  Likewise we have scooped Quality Coast Awards for Coryton Cove, Teignmouth beach and Ness Cove every year since the scheme launched in 2008.”

AWARDS IN OUR AREA:

QUALITY CARE AWARDS:

Sandy Bay - Devon Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

Coryton Cove - Dawlish Devon Teignbridge District Council

Ness Cove - Shaldon Devon Teignbridge District Council

Teignmouth Town - Devon Teignmouth District Council

BLUE FLAG AWARDS:

Sandy Bay - Devon Devon Cliffs Holiday Park (re-entry)

Dawlish Warren - Devon Teignbridge District Council

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