Seaside award joy for Blackpool’s best beaches

Holidaymakers enjoy the hot and sunny weather on Blackpool beach

Holidaymakers enjoy the hot and sunny weather on Blackpool beach

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Blackpool’s beaches have been granted awards for cleanliness for the second successive year, it was revealed today.

The Seaside Awards, 
announced by Keep Britain Tidy, have rewarded Blackpool South, Blackpool Central, Blackpool North and Bispham for their high standards of beach management.

It also commends Blackpool Council’s beach patrol work to help beach goers stay safe and keep it clean.

John Blackledge, Blackpool Council’s director of community and environmental services, said: “This is fantastic news and it proves that, wherever you go on Blackpool’s coast, you’re sure of an award-winning beach.

“A huge amount of work goes into making our beaches as clean and as enjoyable as possible, both for tourists and locals, so it’s great to see it recognised in this way.

“Our council officers do a tremendous job clearing the beach twice a day to make it as clean and safe as possible, which is an incredible feat when you think just how busy it can get when the sun is out. But a thank you is also in order for all those people who take their litter away with them after they have finished on the beach. Every set of entrance steps leading to the beach between North Pier and South Pier offers a large litter bin for beach users to dispose of their litter during and, more importantly, when leaving our beaches.”

To keep Blackpool’s beaches clean, dogs are currently excluded from the beach between South Pier and North Pier until October 1.