Pembrokeshire's award winning beaches

The annual Keep Wales Tidy Coast Awards have just been announced.

And the winner is......

.....Pembrokeshire

A total of 56 awards have been given out to our wonderful beaches; 30 Seaside Awards, 14 Green Coast Awards and 12 prestigious Blue Flags.

Blue Flag beaches 2015

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the global Blue Flag programme and to celebrate the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which runs the awards, has created a new award The Blue Flag Sustainable Boat Tour Operator.

Only two operators in the UK have reached the international standards in sustainability, safety and environmental education and one of them is right here in Pembrokeshire!

Congratulations to Blue Ocean Adventures of St Davids.

Blue Ocean - Blue Flag winner

Pembrokeshire's Blue Flag success means that the county is proud to top the table of awards not only in Wales but also in England and Wales.

Blue Flag criteria include the highest standard of water quality, environmental education, management, safety and services.

Poppit SAnds

Image: Poppit Sands

The Green Coast Award is awarded to those quiet, quaint, hidden gems such as Caerfai and Manorbier. While the Seaside Award is given for their good water quality and facilities such as West Angle, Goodwick and Wiseman's Bridge.

Pembrokeshire's 2017 Blue Flag Awards winners:

Amroth, Coppett Hall, Saundersfoot, Tenby North, Tenby South, Tenby Castle, Lydstep, Dale, Broad Haven, Newgale, Whitesands and Poppit Sands.

Which beach will you be heading to this summer? You could explore some of our hidden beaches - here's 5 of our most secret beaches or discover the beaches that are best for surfing.

What ever you do this summer, have fun on our award winning beaches.

 

WEATHER
 Rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and wild inland hills, these are the elements that define the distinctive landscape of this superb county.  
Griff Rhys Jones

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