York & North Yorkshire

Seaside awards for Scarborough beaches

Filey Bay beach
Image caption Eight beaches were given Quality Coast awards

Eleven coastal areas in Scarborough have been given major awards to recognise high standards and water quality.

Filey Bay, Whitby West Cliff and Scarborough North Bay have been given the Blue Flag status.

Eight other beaches have been given Quality Coast awards.

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 "It's great to see that more beaches along our coastline have achieve high standards of excellence for visitors."

He added: "We urge more holiday-makers to take advantage of Yorkshire's award-winning seaside resorts this summer."

The beaches to receive Quality Coast awards are: Filey Bay, Cayton Bay, Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay, Sandsend, Whitby West Cliff, Scarborough North Bay, Scarborough South Bay.

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