Dawlish Warren's Blue Flag Beach
A Top Beach Resort in the UK
For the 21st year (2019) running, Dawlish Warren has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, judged to be one of the top resorts in the UK, Dawlish Warren attracts people from all over the world.
The internationally renowned 'European Blue Flag' Award is only awarded to those beaches that pass the very strictest of criteria for environmental management, visitor facilities, cleanliness and clean bathing waters, meaning that residents and visitors to the resort can expect a top quality experience.
Teignbridge District Council’s Managing Director, Phil Shears, said:
“This is fantastic news and I take great pride in saying our Teignbridge beaches are amongst the best in the country. These awards don’t come easily and are testament to the hard work put in not only by our outstanding Resorts team but also local volunteers who support the environment. Thank you to everyone involved and I’m hoping it will be a brilliant summer that will attract locals and visitors alike to our award winning beaches.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton, said:
“The success of the 156 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.”
Chair of Dawlish Warren Tourism Group, Helen Scott, said:
“Dawlish Warren Tourism are delighted with the news that Dawlish Warren Beach has retained the prestigious Blue Flag Award again this year making it a fabulous 21 years. Our thanks goes to Sarah Holgate, the Teignbridge Resorts Team and volunteers who work together to keep our local beach clean and safe for visitors and locals.”
This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 208 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 71 international Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards, with 52 beaches achieving both awards. Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity that cares for the environment on your doorstep. They work to eliminate littering, reduce waste and improve public space. They run programmes including Eco-Schools, the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag/Seaside Awards for beaches. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, their programmes and campaigns visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.
It is hoped the coveted accolade will continue to help attract visitors, as well as providing local traders, the community and hardworking Teignbridge staff with an extra positive focus for the summer season.
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Nature Reserve and Conservation
The beach is backed by sand dunes and the Nature Reserve which adds another dimension to our great family beach resort.