Four of the best beaches in the UK - according to Tripadvisor - are in Devon and Cornwall.
25 Reasons to Holiday in Devon
Flying the flag for local seaside resorts in 2011 are torbay with 16 awards ( 6 blue flags, 10 Quality Coast awards).
Teignbridge with 4 awards (1 Blue flag, 3 Quality Coast awards).
An additional 9 Devon beaches boast a further 10 awards between them (8Blue Flags, 2 Quality coast awards).
The beach at Westward Ho! has for the eight time in a row, attained the standards necessary for Keep Britain Tidy's Blue Flag distinction award.
The beach has met stringent criteria in the following four categories:
- Environmental education and information
- Environmental management
- Safety and services
- Water quality
Councillor Roger Tisdale said: "I'm delighted that all the har work by everybody committed to making our beach a venue we can ALL be proud of.
To have received this award eight years in a row is a considerable achievement and I hope will encourage people to come and experience our jewel in the crown for themselves."
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