Englands best beaches revealed as Attenborough effect inspires clean-ups – Sky News

England\s best beaches revealed as \Attenborough effect\ inspires clean-ups - Sky News

Englands Blue Flag beaches for 2019 revealed and they include Cleethorpes and Exmouth

Home UK World Politics US Ocean Rescue Science & Tech Business Ents & Arts Offbeat Analysis Opinion Sky Views Videos Weather Watch Live Englands best beaches revealed as Attenborough effect inspires clean-ups Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards – an increase of 18 beaches on 2018. By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter

image/svg+xml Why you can trust Sky News Englands best beaches have been revealed as campaigners hailed the “Attenborough effect” for an increase in awards for being safe and clean.

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards – an increase of 18 beaches on 2018.

The awards are quality marks for beaches and mean they are clean, safe and meet high environmental and bathing water quality standards.

It comes as a survey by Keep Britain Tidy found more than half (54%) of people said nature documentaries fronted by Sir David Attenborough had encouraged them to personally clear up discarded litter.

Sky News has also been running its successful Ocean Rescue campaign to cut plastic pollution and clean up our oceans.

Allison Ogden-Newton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, said: “We as individuals feel emotionally connected to the environment more than ever, with so many experiencing eco-anxiety.

“Were incredibly pleased to have even more winners this year than last, proving the great dedication of the beach staff.

“From environmental education for the local community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment to create beaches worthy of the awards.”

:: Skys Ocean Rescue campaign encourages people to reduce their single-use plastics. You can find out more about the campaign and how to get involved at www.skyoceanrescue.com.

Englands cleanest beaches for 2019 have been revealed with Brighton and Whitby among those making the list.

The Blue Flag is a guarantee to visitors that the beach has excellent facilities, is litter free and has achieved a high standard of water quality.

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