Seaton Carew earns national award for 'fantastic beach'
Hartlepool’s own Seaton Carew resort has earned a top quality award from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Its main beach area has once again been granted a Seaside Award, which is only given to English beaches which are clean and safe.
The beach is regularly cleaned and is patrolled by lifeguards during the school summer holidays.
Allison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive, said: “More than ever, we are going to be relying on our country’s beautiful beaches to escape for a much-needed break after all the stresses and strains of the past year.
"A fantastic beach is an essential part of a holiday for so many of us.
“From environmental education for the local community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it’s a full-time commitment to create beaches worthy of these awards.
“As we all plan our 2021 holidays much closer to home, thanks to the Seaside Awards those choosing a destination with an award-winning beach can be assured it will be clean and safe and meet the highest standards.”
Gemma Ptak, Hartlepool Borough Council’s assistant director (preventative and community-based Services), said: “Seaton Carew’s golden sandy beach is one of the jewels in Hartlepool’s crown and we’re delighted that it has once again earned this top award.
“I would like to thank the council staff and volunteers who care for the beach throughout the year and work so hard to keep it looking its best.
“With its lovely beach, its family leisure area on the prom and its seafront gift shops, amusements and eateries, Seaton Carew offers a great day out for all the family.”