Sandgate beach has been named as one of country’s best beaches by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, winning the Seaside Award – for the TENTH years running!
Sandgate’s award places it amongst the country’s very best beaches, from popular holiday spots to quiet, more hidden-away spots. What unites them is knowing that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as bathing water quality standards.
Tim Prater, Chairman of Sandgate Parish Council, said:
“Just 128 beaches in England have won the Seaside Award this year There were just 24 in the South East region. We have so many reasons to be proud that Sandgate Beach has won the Seaside Award for the TENTH year running.
“It’s totally a team effort. Residents and businesses play their part in keeping the beach tidy. Facilities are provided by and signposted by the Parish Council and others. Councillors and non-Councillors work as a team to apply year after year. The District Council and Veolia collect waste and empty the seafront bins. it just wouldn’t happen without all of them, and it is something we should celebrate together.
“Special thanks also goes to former Councillor Nabin Siwa who has led our bid for the last few years.”
Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy announced the winners of Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for 2023. 128 beaches in England have received a Seaside Award, and 77 have achieved Blue Flag status.
The international Blue Flag and UK Seaside Awards are quality marks for our beaches. Visitors can be sure that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, and bathing water quality standards.