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This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), with 42 beaches achieving both awards. This includes awards to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Weymouth Beach.

Weymouth Beach joins the country’s very best beaches, from popular holiday spots to quiet, more hidden-away retreats. What unites them all is knowing that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough international bathing water quality standards.

The three mile stretch of Weymouth Beach is just minutes from the town centre and historic harbour. There is always plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy, ranging from traditional attractions such as Punch & Judy and donkey rides, to lively events such as the beach volleyball championships.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:

“The success of the 148 beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by both awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.

“When you enjoy a trip to a beach flying an international Blue Flag or Seaside Award, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country.”

Cllr Richard Kosior, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Briefholder for Tourism, Culture and Harbour, said:

“Weymouth Beach draws residents and visitors to its shores, come rain or shine. The views from Weymouth Beach and the bay are spectacular, stretching across the horizon and taking in the Jurassic Coastline. This three mile stretch of sea and sand is a highlight of many people’s summer holiday.

“This award wouldn’t have been achieved without our dedicated Beach Management Team, alongside the businesses and concessions that we work in partnership with. We’d like to thank every individual that has participated in ensuring Weymouth Beach is recognised for its brilliance.”