Southwold Regains Blue Flag Status

After a two year absence Southwold beach is now proud to fly the blue flag coastal award.

Coastal towns across Norfolk and Suffolk rejoiced over the weekend as several beaches were awarded the blue flag award.

The internationally acclaimed award test water quality at least 17 times throughout the season and looks at many other areas. These include safety, environmental education and information, provision of services and environmental management criteria.

Achieving the award is no easy task. The award looks into minute detail of what the beach provides:

  • A supply of potable drinking water must be available on the beach
  • Information about bathing water quality must be displayed
  • A minimum of 5 environmental education activities must be offered
  • Facilities for receiving recyclable waste materials must be available on/by the beach

These are just a few of the criteria that must be met, and Southwold has met these and many more to be recognised as an outstanding beach on the Suffolk coast.

Nearby Kessingland and Southwold Denes have also received the ‘Keep Britain Tidy Coast Awards’ for overall beach standards.

Southwold is a great place to take a beach holiday, and winning acclaimed recognition is just another reason to come and take a trip.

The seaside town is known for its great attitude towards the environment. As well as pristine beaches, Southwold is a popular area for solar panels in Suffolk, with great sunshine helping people stay green and reduce those energy bills.

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