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Blue flags and Green Coast Awards on 65 Welsh beaches

Blue flags and Green Coast Awards on 65 Welsh beaches


Welsh beaches have received a resounding thumbs up from green authorities, with 65 beaches receiving awards for their environmental standards.

34 beaches in Wales have been awarded a blue flag in recognition of their high water quality, while 31 have been given Green Coast awards for their promotion and protection of quiet rural beaches.


Pembrokeshire earned the highest number of award, with 10 blue flags and 12 coast awards.

Natural resources Minister Alun Davies said that Wales would work hard to keep standards high for visitors to the coastline.

"The awards demonstrate the high standard of Welsh bathing water quality and reflect the diversity of our beautiful coastline, which is enjoyed by our communities and the millions of visitors to Welsh beaches each year.

"These awards also recognise the hard work of everyone involved in achieving and maintaining these high standards. We will continue to work with our partners, including Keep Wales Tidy, to ensure we achieve the highest bathing water quality standards possible year-on-year."

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