Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth Town beaches get Blue Flag award
By Will Goddard
13th May 2022 | Local News
The beaches at Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth Town have both received a Blue Flag award for 2022.
The Blue Flag awards are awarded by national charity Keep Britain Tidy. The charity also gave Dawlish Town, Coryton Cove and Ness Cove a 'Seaside' award.
According to Keep Britain Tidy's chief executive, people who visit a beach with a Blue Flag or Seaside award "can be assured the beach will be clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as international bathing water quality standards."
Blue Flag beaches must reportedly meet the 'excellent' water quality standard in the EU bathing water directive and Seaside award winners have to have the 'sufficient' standard.
Executive member for recreation at Teignbridge District Council, Cllr John Nutley (Lib Dem, Ashburton & Buckfastleigh), said: "Winning these awards is a tremendous tribute to the hard work of our teams and volunteers who work all year round to keep our beaches clean. Residents and visitors can have confidence that when they visit any of these beaches they will be enjoying some of the best in the country."
Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth are among 80 other beaches across the nation that have received the internationally recognised Blue Flag award.