Skegness beach retains two quality awards

Skegness beach has retained two quality awards.
Skegness beach has retained two quality awards.

Skegness beach has picked up another pair of glowing commendations for its cleanliness, safety and excellence of facilities by retaining its Blue Flag status and Seaside Award.

The resort’s Central Beach was among three along the East Lindsey coast to maintain the prestigious accolade guaranteeing the water quality is of the highest possible standard.

“Retaining the Blue Flag confirms what we already know - that we have really great stretches of award-winning beaches,” said the council’s portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism Coun Adam Grist.

“Knowing that our beaches are some of the best in the world fives potential visitors the confidence that when they come to East Lindsey they will be greeted by clean, well maintained beaches with good facilities.”

The Seaside Award ,formerly the Quality Coast Award, is presented to beach managers which consistently offer a quality experience to its coastal visitors, enabling them to show case their beaches as being among the nation’s best.

“As a council we put resources into making sure our resorts are clean and tidy places to visit with good quality water,” added Coun Grist.

“A clean beach is integral to our summer-time economy drawing huge numbers to the east coast every year, supporting our local businesses and helping to develop job opportunities for local people.”

The awards also follow a recent survey by the Marine Conservation Society which demonstrated that Skegness’s beaches featured far less littler than most across the UK.

Having picked up three quality endorsements in a matter of weeks, Coun Grist has invited local residents to make the most of the ‘glorious award-winning beaches right on their doorstep’.

“Why not rediscover your local beach this weekend?” he said.

“From making sandcastles and battling out in an inter-family beach cricket match to collecting seashells and relaxing with a book, simply venture down to your local beach and see what it has to offer.”

Beaches in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea also maintained their award status.