The Blue Flag beaches of England open for 2019 and they include Cleethorpes and Exmouth

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England's cleanest beaches for 2019 are open with Brighton and Whitby among those who don't make the list.

This year, a total of 71 beaches received Blue Flag status – up from 65 last year.

The Blue Flag is a guarantee to visitors that the beach has excellent facilities, is litter-free and has reached a high standard of water quality.

ENGLISH BEACHES WIN BLUE FLAGS FOR 2019

East Midlands

  • Ingoldmells South
  • Central Beach, Mablethorpe
  • Central Beach, Skegness
  • Central Beach, Sutton on Sea
  • Cleethorpes Central

East of England

  • Cromer
  • The soap bar
  • Sheringham
  • Mundesley
  • East Runton
  • West Runton
  • East Beach Shoeburyness
  • Shoebury Common
  • Thorpe Bay
  • Three Shells Beach
  • Dovercourt Bay
  • Brightlingsea

North East

  • Tynemouth Longsands
  • King Edward & # 39; s Bay
  • Whitley Bay
  • Smoker
  • Seaburn
  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Yorkshire and Humber

Southwest

  • Blackpool Sands
  • Poole, Sandbank Peninsula
  • Poole, Shore Road
  • Poole, Canford Cliffs
  • Poole, Branksome Chine
  • Alum Chinese
  • Steps of Bournemouth Manor
  • Durley Chine
  • Fisherman's Walk
  • Southbourne
  • Carbis Bay
  • Gyllyngvase
  • Porthmeor
  • Great Western
  • Porthtowan
  • Trevone Bay
  • Widemouth Bay
  • Sandy Bay
  • Exmouth
  • Challaborough Bay
  • Croyde Bay
  • Swanage Central
  • Dawlish Warren
  • Teignmouth Town
  • Breakwater Beach
  • Broadsands
  • Meadfoot Beach
  • Oddicombe Beach
  • Preston Sands
  • Torre Abbey Sands
  • Westward Ho!
  • Weymouth Central

South East

  • Brighton Central
  • Hove Lawns
  • Tankerton
  • Marina St. Leonards
  • Hayling Island Beachlands
  • Sheerness Beach
  • Minster Leas
  • Minnisbaai
  • West Bay
  • St Mildreds
  • Botany Bay
  • Margate Main Sands
  • Stone Bay
  • Westbrook Bay
  • West Wittering Beach
  • Source: Keep Britain Tidy

A view of the Promenade, the beach and the pier at Cromer in Norfolk, which has managed to maintain its Blue Flag status

Image Whitby, the only beach in Yorkshire to be awarded a Blue Flag in 2019. The Blue Flag is a guarantee for visitors that the beach has excellent facilities, is litter-free and has reached a high standard of water quality.

Image Whitby, the only beach in Yorkshire to be awarded a Blue Flag in 2019. The Blue Flag is a guarantee for visitors that the beach has excellent facilities, is litter-free and has reached a high standard of water quality.

And Blue Flags are only given to beaches whose local authority has promised a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of caring for the natural environment.

This year's results were announced today by Keep Britain Tidy, which manages the Blue Flag scheme in England, and the award winners will be presented with their flags at a ceremony in Margate.

One well-known beach that has retained its Blue Flag is Cromer in Norfolk. The beach is in a traditional Victorian seaside resort, with also a pier and the Pavillion Theater.

Another is Thorpe Bay in Southend-on-Sea, which is popular with kite surfers and jet skiers and is less than a mile from Southend Pier.

Tynemouth Longsands on North Tyneside, also a recipient, has golden sands that stretch for over a mile, such as rocks, down and cliffs.

Margate in Kent is best known for his classic amusements as his golden sand.

West Wittering beach in Sussex is an open stretch of sand overlooking the Solent that is set in a designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sandbanks beach in Dorset retains its Blue Flag for the 32nd consecutive year. It has been a Blue Flag beach since the scheme began in England in 1987.

Several beaches in the Poole area won Blue Flags. These include Sandbanks, Pictured, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs, and Branksome Chine

Several beaches in the Poole area won Blue Flags. These include Sandbanks, Pictured, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs, and Branksome Chine

Keep Britain's Chief Executive Tidy, Allison Ogden-Newton, said: & # 39; Visiting beaches with the Blue Flag or Seaside Award status means that beach goers can feel more relaxed in a setting that is considered environmentally. & # 39 ; Pictured is the Porthtowan beach in Cornwall, which has Blue Flag status

Keep Britain's Chief Executive Tidy, Allison Ogden-Newton, said: & # 39; Visiting beaches with the Blue Flag or Seaside Award status means that beach goers can feel more relaxed in a setting that is considered environmentally. & # 39 ; Pictured is the Porthtowan beach in Cornwall, which has Blue Flag status

Cleethorpes Central beach, pictured, raised a Blue Flag claim for 2019 after he missed last year's accolade

Cleethorpes Central beach, pictured, raised a Blue Flag claim for 2019 after he missed last year's accolade

There are 32 Blue Flag beaches in the southwestern region of England, including Dawlish Warren, pictured, in Devon

There are 32 Blue Flag beaches in the southwestern region of England, including Dawlish Warren, pictured, in Devon

While in Devon, Westward Ho! keeps his Blue Flag running for the 16th year.

Well-known Brighton Beach, with its long pebble beach, also tops the list.

Like Skegness, one of & # 39; s most popular beaches for tourists in Lincolnshire.

Porthtowan Beach in Cornwall has soft golden sand and is supported by large dunes and dramatic cliffs – and it helps maintain its Blue Flag.

Nine beaches were awarded Blue Flags this year after they missed the mission last year.

These include Cleethorpes Beach, famous for its donkey rides, and Westbrook Bay in Kent, which is close to Margate beach.

A lifeguard is waiting over Sea Palling beach in Norfolk. Six beaches in Norfolk have awarded Blue Flags for 2019

A lifeguard is waiting over Sea Palling beach in Norfolk. Six beaches in Norfolk have awarded Blue Flags for 2019

Families run along Saltburn Pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire. It is the last remaining pier in High Yorkshire

Families run along Saltburn Pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire. It is the last remaining pier in High Yorkshire

Botany Bay beach at Margate is one of 10 beaches in Kent County to win a Blue Flag for 2019

Botany Bay beach at Margate is one of 10 beaches in Kent County to win a Blue Flag for 2019

Blue Flag Margate beach in Kent is best known for its classic amusements such as its golden sand

Blue Flag Margate beach in Kent is best known for its classic amusements such as its golden sand

Bournemouth Manor Steps has 15 new lodges on the coast along its shores and is known as one of the & # 39; quieter beaches in & # 39; Bournemouth area.

Exmouth Beach, popular with surfers, has two miles of sand and also has captivating rock pools.

Croyde Bay, known for its spectacular North Devon landscape, is again a Blue Flag holder after losing status in 2012.

In South Devon, the beach of Teignmouth Town extends from & # 39; the mouth of & # 39; e the River Teign along the red cliffs, while Broadsands is a sandy beach dotted with rock-cutters. Both reach Blue Flags this year.

They join Preston Sands, with its colorful beach huts, and Torre Abbey Sands, also in South Devon, able to fly the flag for 2019.

Skegness Central Beach, pictured, has retained its Blue Flag status for another year along with four other beaches in the & # 39; East Midlands region

Skegness Central Beach, pictured, has retained its Blue Flag status for another year along with four other beaches in the & # 39; East Midlands region

Blue Flag beaches should carry out a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of taking care of the natural environment. Pictured is Beach of blue flag West Wittering

Blue Flag beaches should carry out a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of taking care of the natural environment. Pictured is Beach of blue flag West Wittering

Swanage Beach in Dorset has reached Blue Flag status for another year. This year's results were announced by Keep Britain Tidy, which manages the Blue Flag scheme in England

Swanage Beach in Dorset has reached Blue Flag status for another year. This year's results were announced by Keep Britain Tidy, which manages the Blue Flag scheme in England

One of & # 39; s most famous beaches to lose its Blue Flag status this year is Blackpool South. Others who have lost their flag this year include Southwold Pier in Suffolk, Leysdown Beach of the Isle of Sheppey and Polzeath Beach in Cornwall.

In addition, 137 beaches across the country were also awarded Seaside Awards, which recognize the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, indicate that they meet the required water quality standards.

Keep Britain's Chief Executive Tidy, Allison Ogden-Newton, said: & # 39; Visiting beaches with the Blue Flag as Seaside Award status means that beach goers may feel more relaxed in a setting that is considered environmentally friendly.

& # 39; We are incredibly happy to have even more winners this year than in the past, which proves the great dedication of the beach staff.

Tynemouth Longsands was one of six beaches in the North East to receive Blue Flag status. The others included King Edward & # 39; s Bay, Whitley Bay, Roker, Seaburn and Saltburn by the Sea

Tynemouth Longsands was one of six beaches in the North East to receive Blue Flag status. The others included King Edward & # 39; s Bay, Whitley Bay, Roker, Seaburn and Saltburn by the Sea

Westward Ho beach, pictured, in North Devon was awarded a Blue Flag for the 16th year in a row

Westward Ho beach, pictured, in North Devon was awarded a Blue Flag for the 16th year in a row

Three wooden fishing boats line up on the sand of Durley Chinese Beach in Bournemouth, Dorset - another blue-winning beach

Three wooden fishing boats line up on the sand of Durley Chinese Beach in Bournemouth, Dorset – another blue-winning beach

Pictured Westbrook Bay in Kent, which is close to Margate beach, received a Blue Flag for 2019 after failing to make the rank last year

Pictured Westbrook Bay in Kent, which is close to Margate beach, received a Blue Flag for 2019 after failing to make the rank last year

Dog walkers under a dramatic sky at sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, in North Tyneside. The beach is at the southern end of an expanse of golden sand with rocky outcrops that stretch two miles

Dog walkers under a dramatic sky at sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, in North Tyneside. The beach is at the southern end of an expanse of golden sand with rocky outcrops that stretch two miles

A view of the sandy beach at King Edward & # 39; s Bay at Tynemouth. The beach is probably named after Edward II

A view of the sandy beach at King Edward & # 39; s Bay at Tynemouth. The beach is probably named after Edward II

& # 39; From environmental education to the local community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment to create beaches that are worth the price.

& # 39; Thanks & # 39; e Blue Flag can assure visitors that their destination is insured and they can help maintain the high standards of these awards, thanks to their environmental initiatives. & # 39;

Meanwhile, research by Keep Keep Britain Tidy revealed that 74 percent of those under the age of 35 say they & # 39; connect & # 39; with guilt as they walk to the beach and see plastic litter.

Almost two-thirds (60 percent) experience eco-fear in seeing tourist destinations contaminated with plastic and no sustainable facilities to remove it, the study found.

Croyde Bay in Devon, pictured, is one of the & # 39; s beaches that reached Blue Flag status before 2019 after & # 39; did not meet & # 39; e criteria for the award last year

Croyde Bay in Devon, pictured, is one of the & # 39; s beaches that reached Blue Flag status before 2019 after & # 39; did not meet & # 39; e criteria for the award last year

Research by Keep Britain Tidy showed that Britons are a generation of eco-caregivers, with 80 percent saying they would feel more relaxed spending the day at a beach that has recycling bins. Pictured is the Mablethorpe beach

Research by Keep Britain Tidy showed that Britons are a generation of eco-caregivers, with 80 percent saying they would feel more relaxed spending the day at a beach that has recycling bins. Pictured is the Mablethorpe beach

Research from Keep Keep Britain Tidy revealed that 74 percent of those under the age of 35 say they & # 39; with & # 39; blame & # 39; when they go to the beach and see plastic litter. The image shows Sea Palling Beach - a recipient of Blue Flag

Research from Keep Keep Britain Tidy revealed that 74 percent of those under the age of 35 say they & # 39; with & # 39; blame & # 39; when they go to the beach and see plastic litter. The image shows Sea Palling Beach – a recipient of Blue Flag

According to Keep Britain Tidy, it carries the newly named & # 39; Attenborough Effect & # 39; contribute to cleaner public spaces, with more than half (54 per cent) of people saying that the nature documentaries provided by Sir David Attenborough have encouraged them to personally collect unused waste. Pictured is the beach of Brighton's Blue Flag

According to Keep Britain Tidy, it carries the newly named & # 39; Attenborough Effect & # 39; contribute to cleaner public spaces, with more than half (54 per cent) of people saying that the nature documentaries provided by Sir David Attenborough have encouraged them to personally collect unused waste. Pictured is the beach of Brighton's Blue Flag

And Keep Britain Tidy says it's newly named & # 39; Attenborough Effect & # 39; contribute to cleaner public spaces, with more than half (54 per cent) of people saying that the nature documentaries provided by Sir David Attenborough have encouraged them to personally collect unused waste.

The research also shows that Britons are a generation of eco-carers, with 80 percent saying they would spend the day feeling more relaxed on a beach that has recycling bins and signs that encourage people to do nothing to leave behind.

An enormous 88 percent of all respondents said their eco-fear is lessened by knowing that hundreds of beaches in the UK follow and implement programs that encourage responsible beach use.

SEASIDE AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019

East Midlands

Cleethorpes Humberston Fitties

Cleethorpes Marine Embankment

East of England

Hunstanton Main

Wells-next-the-Sea

Chalkwell Beach

Jubilee Beach

Thorpe Bay Beach

Three Shells Beach

Shoebury Common Beach

East Beach, Shoeburyness

Brightlingsea

Dovercourt Bay

Clacton on Sea (Martello Tower)

Frinton on Sea

Walton Albion

Walton The Naze

Harwich

Kessingland

Lowestoft south of Claremont Pier

Southwold

North East

Tynemouth Longsands

King Edward & # 39; s Bay

Whitley Bay

Sandhaven Beach

Seaton Carew Central

Smoker

Seaburn

Yorkshire

Bridlington North

Bridlington South

Wilsthorpe

Fraisthorpe

Danes Dyke

Southland

Hornsea

Withernsea

Filey

Runswick Bay

Cayton Bay

Sandsend

Robin Hoods Bay

Scarborough North Bay

Whitby

North West

Morecambe North

Morecambe South

St Annes Pier

Ferry Beach, Fleetwood

Marine Beach, Fleetwood

Jubilee Beach, Cleveleys

Rossall Beach

Bispham

Blackpool North

Blackpool Central

Blackpool South

South East

Worthing Beach

Bognor Regis East

Littlehampton Coastguards

Saltdean

Reculver

Herne Bay

Tankerton

Marina, St Leonards on Sea

Pelham Beach

Sandgate Beach

Leysdown Beach

Minster Leas

Sheerness Beach

Botany Bay

Dumpton Gap

Joss Bay

Louisa Bay

Margate Main Sands

Minnisbaai

Ramsgate Main Sands

Ramsgate Western Undercliff

St Mildreds Bay

Stone Bay

Walpole Bay

West Bay

Westbrook Bay

Viking Bay, Broadstairs

Shanklin

Sandown

Seagrove

Springvale

West Wittering

Southwest

Bournemouth Pier

Boscombe Pier

Alum Chinese

Steps of Bournemouth Manor

Durley Chine

Southbourne

Fisherman's Walk

Branksome Chine

Canford Cliffs

Shore Road

Sandbanks

Avon Beach

Friars Cliff Beach

Highcliffe Beach

Carbis Bay

Crackington Haven

Gyllyngvase

Great Western

Perranporth

Polzeath

Gate

Porthtowan

Porthmeor

Porthminster

Sennan Cove

Trevone Bay

Widemouth Bay

Crooklets

Summerless

Exmouth

Seaton (Devon)

Sidmouth Town

Budleigh Salterton

Challaborough Bay

Croyde Bay

Berrow

Coryton Cove

Dawlish Town

Ness Cove

Swanage Central

Breakwater Beach

Broadsands Beach

Meadfoot Beach

Oddicombe Beach

Maidencombe Beach

Goodrington Beach

Paignton Beach

Preston Sands

Torre Abbey Sands

Ansteys Cove

Westward Ho!

Weymouth Central

Source: Keep Britain Tidy

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