Kent's Beaches Get Blue Flags

13 May 2010, 07:18 | Updated: 13 May 2010, 08:08

Kent's beaches have been named as some of the cleanest in the country.

Nine of them have been awarded Blue Flags by Keep Britain Tidy.

The Blue flags recognise how clean the water is and how good the nearby facilities are.

All of the beaches are in Thanet - they are:

  • Botany Bay, Broadstairs
  • Joss Bay, Broadstairs
  • Margate Main Sands
  • Minnis Bay, Westgate
  • Ramsgate Main Sands
  • St Mildred's Bay, Westgate
  • Stone Bay, Broadstairs
  • West Bay, Westgate
  • Westbrook Bay

Director of Environmental Services at Thanet Council, Mark Seed, said: "This year, Thanet has continued its enviable success with Blue Flag awards.

"We're delighted to have more Blue Flags this year than any other council area across the UK, which shows just how seriously we take the condition of our beautiful beaches.

"It's a great boost to our tourism and a wonderful way to start another summer season.

"Once again, the message is clear - if you want to find beautiful and unique sandy beaches, head to Thanet."