13 May, 2022

Thanet receives 7 International Blue Flags and 3 Seaside Awards

Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the cleanest beaches in Britain for 2022 and Thanet receives 7 International Blue Flags and 3 Seaside Awards.

  • International Blue Flags have been awarded for Minnis Bay; West Bay; St. Mildred’s Bay; Margate Main Sands; Botany Bay; Joss Bay; and Stone Bay 
  • Seaside Awards for Westbrook Bay, Viking Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands;.

Cllr Reece Pugh, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Thanet District Council said:

“We’re thrilled to once again receive so many awards for our beautiful beaches. This is especially true this year as two more of our beaches, Joss Bay and Botany Bay, have been awarded the prestigious International Blue Flag by environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy. 

“The district received every award that we applied for and we should be very proud of our seven International Blue Flags and three Seaside Awards. In 2021, we were awarded five Blue Flags and five Seaside Awards.

“These internationally recognised awards can only be achieved with the continued dedication and hard work of council officers, partners, businesses, volunteers and residents, who all play a role in helping to keep our beaches as clean and enjoyable as possible.

“Work takes place all year round to maintain our 19 miles of coastline to the high standards that our residents and visitors have come to expect. We are proud that wherever you visit on Thanet’s coastline you can find an award-winning beach that is well managed, clean and safe.”

For more information on Thanet’s beaches and bays, go to Visit Thanet’s website

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