Seagrove Bay and Springvale beaches named as two of country’s best beaches by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy

In these uncertain times, it is good to have some certainty and anyone visiting Seagrove Bay or Springvale Beach this summer can be sure that they are visiting one of the country’s – and the world’s – best beaches.

With the current travel restrictions and the likelihood of foreign holidays being cancelled, a day trip to a beach is likely to be the highlight of most people’s summer.

Seagrove Bay and Springvale Beach 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.

Nettlestone & Seaview Parish Council Chairman Barry Elliott took a very ‘Hands-on’ approach to raising the flags at Seagrove Bay and Springvale Beaches today – Thursday 25th June. This coincides with being able to re-open the Seagrove Bay toilet block after some high quality refurbishment work by Richardson’s Carpentry & Building – including a brand new hard-wearing tiled floor.

Chairman Barry Elliott taking down the flag pole at Seagrove Bay

Chairman Barry Elliott taking down the flag pole at Seagrove Bay

Keep Britain Tidy’s Deputy Chief Executive Richard McIlwain said: “The success of Seagrove Bay and Springvale beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by both awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.

“When you enjoy a trip to a beach flying an international Blue Flag or Seaside Award, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country.

“This year, with the pressure on local services created by COVID-19, we would urge anyone visiting this fantastic beach to help out by taking their rubbish home with them and leaving the beach as they found it.”