National award for Hunstanton beach

National award for Hunstanton beach
Beach clean on Old Hunstanton beach in non-Covid times

Hunstanton’s main beach is one of 132 beaches nationwide to be awarded a Seaside Award for 2021 by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management.

Each beach is assessed for safety and services, environmental management, water quality and information.

This news comes after several beach cleans by residents, volunteers, schoolchildren and organisations including the SEALIFE Centre, the Council, Surfers Against Sewage and Sea Shepherd.

Hunstanton Town Council and Old Hunstanton Parish Council have launched their ‘Slam Dunk the Junk’ campaign ahead of the expected increase in visitors to the area over coming weeks, and you can expect to see banners like this appearing in strategic sites.

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Photo credit: David Whitehill

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, said: “As the country moves on to step 3 of the roadmap, and opens up even more, this will be reassuring to our residents, returning visitors and many new people who come to sample the beautiful Hunstanton seaside this Summer. I look forward to seeing everyone enjoy their time at the beach responsibly.”

Keep Britain Tidy say “When asked, nine out of ten people said cleanliness, safety and assured water quality were key factors in deciding which beach to visit and 93% believe that it is important to preserve and protect our beaches.”