The Welsh shoreline continues to shine in terms of clear seashores, boasting extra Blue Flags than every other stretch of UK coast.
Forty-seven Welsh seashores had been awarded Blue Flag standing on this 12 months’s awards, that are given to seashores that adjust to numerous standards, together with water high quality, environmental administration, security and companies. Wales has additionally acquired 83 Seaside Awards, which recognise seashores that obtain the best normal of seashore administration and, for bathing seashores, additionally meet the required requirements for water high quality.
The announcement comes as Wales celebrates 2018 as its “Year of the Sea”. Next month the Volvo Ocean Race will come to Cardiff, whereas this 12 months additionally marks 30 years of the Blue Flag programme in Wales.
In England, 65 Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards had been awarded with the south-west receiving 26 flags plus 50 Seaside Awards, with Great Western seashore in Newquay was awarded a Blue Flag for the primary time.
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