Yorkshire beaches receive seaside awards

Image caption Withernsea Beach was given a prestigious Blue Flag award by the judges

Seventeen beaches along the Yorkshire coast have been given major awards to recognise their high standards.

Nine beaches in East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire and eight North Yorkshire beaches received the Blue Flag or Quality Coast awards.

Withernsea, Runswick Bay and Filey Bay are four of beaches to be recognised.

The Blue Flag is given for the highest standards of water quality, safety, and cleanliness. The Quality Coast award is given for facilities and cleanliness.

Campaign group Keep Britain Tidy is responsible for the Blue Flag scheme in England and the Quality Coast Awards.

Its chief executive Phil Barton said: "The continuing high standards of these beaches are testament to the hard work carried out by the beach managers throughout the year in order to provide clean and safe beaches for everyone to enjoy."

The beaches in East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire are: Barmston, Bridlington South, Bridlington North, Danes Dyke, Fraisthorpe, South Landing, Wilsthorpe, Cleethorpes Central and Cleethorpes Marine Embankment.

The North Yorkshire beaches are: Filey Bay, Cayton Bay, Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay, Sandsend, Whitby West, Scarborough North and Scarborough South,

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