Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 10 July 2020

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5. East Devon beaches claim Blue Flags and Seaside Awards for 2020

Blue Flags are flying high above the beaches of Sidmouth and Exmouth from this week and these beaches, along with Seaton and Budleigh have also won prestigious Seaside Awards too ranking them among England’s best in the country.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy give the awards in recognition of beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet the required standards for water quality.

This year, Sidmouth wins the prestigious Blue Flag for the first time since the 1990s and Exmouth retains the award for a second year.

East Devon’s beaches join the country’s very best beaches, from popular holiday spots to quiet, more hidden-away spots. What unites them all is knowing that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough international bathing water quality standards.

Keep Britain Tidy awarded the following:

Budleigh: Seaside Award (non-bathing)
Exmouth: Blue Flag and Seaside Award (resort)
Seaton: Seaside Award (non-bathing)
Sidmouth Town Beach: Blue Flag and Seaside Award (resort)