Pembrokeshire beaches to proudly fly Blue Flag again this summer

Seventeen Pembrokeshire beaches have been named among the best in Wales.

And 10 County beaches picked up the coveted Blue Flag for 2022.

The Blue Flag Award is recognised around the world as a symbol of quality.

Proudly flying the Blue Flag in 2022 are: Amroth, Coppet Hall, Saundersfoot, Tenby Castle, Tenby South, Dale, Newgale, Whitesands, Poppit and Broad Haven (north).

A further seven county beaches also achieved Green Coast Awards.

The Green Coast Awards recognise the ‘hidden gems’ of the coastline which also have excellent quality of water but not the same level of infrastructure as traditional seaside resorts.

The Green Coast Awards went to Abereiddy, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Penally, Caerfai, Druidston and West Angle Bay.

The Coast Awards play a vital role in protecting our precious marine environment.

All award-winning beaches must meet and maintain the highest environmental standards and achieve tough international bathing water quality targets.

Keep Wales Tidy’s Chief Executive Lesley Jones said: “We are lucky to have some of the world’s best beaches and marinas on our doorstep. The success is a testament to everyone who has worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches and keep our coast clean and safe.”

“We hope that everyone visiting our stunning coastline will enjoy and cherish our beaches responsibly. Please make sure you make memories, not mess and take your litter home with you.”

Pembrokeshire County Council Leisure Services Manager, Gary Nicholas, said: “We are delighted once again to receive these accolades from Keep Wales Tidy.

“The Awards underline that Pembrokeshire has outstanding beaches and amenities with some of the best water quality throughout the United Kingdom.  

“Pembrokeshire is rightly proud of its beaches and a lot of work goes in to keeping them clean, safe and welcoming all year round for local people and visitors alike.

Please help us to keep our coastline clean by using the bins provided or taking your litter home with you.”

The Blue Flag Awards and Green Coast Awards are run in Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.

Wales has more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in the UK.

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