Seaton beach flies the flags

Hartlepool Borough Council Quality and Safety officer Debbie Kershaw and the Mayor of Hartlepool Stuart Drummond with the new flags
Hartlepool Borough Council Quality and Safety officer Debbie Kershaw and the Mayor of Hartlepool Stuart Drummond with the new flags
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A POPULAR seaside resort has been crowned with two top awards to take its place among the country’s best beaches.

Seaton Carew, in Hartlepool, scooped the double achievement from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The double honour means Seaton is now one of just 36 beaches in the country to have achieved the two accolades this year.

The main beach area has regained its Blue Flag Award – a prestigious international title given only to coastlines which have achieved the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.

It was also handed a Quality Coast Award, which is granted to beaches with high standards of condition and management.

Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond was delighted to hear the news of the awards and told the Mail: “We are delighted to have received the Quality Coast Award again and to have regained the Blue Flag Award, both of which are only given after very rigorous inspection.

“Seaton Carew looks forward to welcoming visitors and local people alike for a great traditional British day out at the seaside.”

Work is currenly being carried out on the promenade near to Station Lane to improve seafront access.

Phil Barton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, added: “Winning beaches along our coastline ensure high standards of excellence for visitors.

“These high standards are testament to the hard work carried out by beach managers throughout the year in order to provide clean and safe beaches for everyone to enjoy, whether you live on the coast or are a visitor.”​

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