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Worthing wins national award for the quality of its beach

Released: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Worthing has won a national award for the quality of its beach.

It is one of 117 beaches in England, and 22 across the South East, to receive Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Awards, which celebrate coastlines across the country.

It is hoped the success will be a stepping stone to gaining coveted Blue Flag status in future years.

Beaches are judged on a number of criteria for a Seaside Award. They include:

The awards were announced alongside Blue Flag recipients and the results of a survey by Keep Britain Tidy which showed nine out of 10 people considered cleanliness, safety and water quality when deciding which beach to visit.

Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

“I'm delighted Worthing has been recognised with this important award.”

“We work hard all year round to ensure our beach is a safe and enjoyable place for residents and the millions of visitors who come here every year to discover Worthing.”

Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:

“When you enjoy a day on the beach flying a Blue Flag or Seaside Award, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country.”

Photo: Worthing beach and Pier, credit Eunice Bergan - Copyright ©

PR17-059 - Worthing wins national award for the quality of its beach (Worthing Pier, credit & copyright Eunice Bergan)

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