Blackpool awarded Blue Flag for second year

Blackpool beach has received an international quality mark for the second time.

The stretch of beach at Blackpool South has this morning been once again named in the prestigious global list of Blue Flag beaches that includes the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific coastline.

The award recognises coastal destinations that boast the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.

The beach which is located opposite Blackpool Pleasure Beach, originally became eligible for Blue Flag status in 2015 after being classed as having ‘excellent’ sea water quality by the Environment Agency. It went on to achieve the accolade for the first time last year.

Three other areas of beach in Blackpool have also been granted Seaside Awards for the fourth successive year, giving the resort an entire coastline of award winning beaches.

John Blackledge, Blackpool Council’s Director of Community and Environmental Services, said: “Today’s news is the result of years of work to improve the quality of the town’s sea water. Everyone involved should be extremely proud.

“The Blue Flag is a sign to everyone that the beach is among the finest in the country and on a par