Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Thanet flies the flag for British seaside resorts

Thanet has received more Blue Flag awards for its beaches than any
council area in the UK.

The globally recognised Blue Flags have been awarded to a total of nine
Thanet beaches this year, which includes Minnis Bay, Margate Main Sands,
Ramsgate Main Sands, St Mildred’s Bay, Stone Bay, West Bay, Joss Bay,
Botany Bay and Westbrook Bay. 

Blue Flag status beaches are those which achieve the highest quality in
water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management. 

In addition, Viking Bay in Broadstairs has achieved a Quality Coast
Award for the sixth year in a row, which rewards beaches in England that
achieve the highest standards of beach management. To gain this award,
beaches have to meet strict criteria, including clean sands, being free
of litter and dogs’ mess, having good access and facilities and
guideline water quality. 

Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr. Iris Johnston, said: “This is
fabulous news for Thanet! Achieving so many awards on our beaches
confirms that we have the most enviable beaches in the whole of the UK.
We work very hard to ensure that our beaches live up to the high
expectations of residents and visitors and are thrilled that today’s
announcement puts us well and truly on the map. Today’s announcement
also coincides with the launch of a brand new lifeguard service for
Thanet, ensuring that safety is a top priority along our coast. The
message today is clear, if you’re looking for beautiful and unique
sandy beaches, then head to Thanet.” 


  1. Excellent news, probably goes some way to explain why pacific oysters thrive on our coastline in such large numbers.

  2. Now all we need is a flourishing regional airport to bring in the tourists!!!!!!!!
    PS Think you will find the heat from the wind farm cables will eventually cook all the oysters, Tony, but then, shit happens, especially the dog version on Thanets highways and byways.


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