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Blue flags awarded for all three of Swale’s beaches this summer

Published Friday 13 May, 2022
Last updated on Friday 13 May, 2022

Leysdown, Minster Leas and Sheerness beaches have all received blue flags again this year.

After meeting the highest standards for cleanliness, facilities and water quality, all three beaches have been awarded with a blue flag.

Leysdown beach has also received the Seaside Award from Keep Britain Tidy presented to England’s best beaches.

Cllr Julian Saunders, cabinet member for environment at the council, said:

“We have to meet a lot of criteria to be awarded a Blue Flag, so this is a fantastic achievement.

“Our beaches have lifeguards throughout the summer and the high quality bathing water our visitors expect.

Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy at the council, said:

“Our blue flags have arrived in time for summer at Leysdown, Minster Leas and Sheerness beaches and we’re looking forward to welcoming tourists down to visit our award-winning coastline.

“The blue flags show visitors that our beaches are clean and safe, and that they meet the highest environmental and bathing water quality standards.”

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