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Pembrokeshire flies the flag for brilliant beaches

Proudly flying the Blue Flag at Tenby North, Pembrokeshire County Council Beaches Officer Myrddin Dennis is joined by RNLI Lifeguards Oliver Davies- Scourfield, Archie North and Harry Davies.

Pembrokeshire has once again underlined its status as home to some of the best beaches in Wales following another successful year of awards.

Seventeen Pembrokeshire beaches have picked up either Blue Flag or Green Coast Awards in the Wales Coast Awards 2024.

Proudly flying the Blue Flag in 2024 are: Tenby North, Tenby South, Tenby Castle, Newgale, Saundersfoot, Dale, Whitesands, Coppet Hall, Poppit Sands and Broad Haven (north).

The Blue Flag Award is recognised around the world as a symbol of quality.

A further seven county beaches also achieved Green Coast Awards.

The Green Coast Awards recognise the ‘hidden gems’ of the coastline which also have excellent quality of water but not the same level of infrastructure as traditional seaside resorts.

The Green Coast Awards went to Abereiddy, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Penally, Caerfai, Druidston and West Angle Bay.

Pembrokeshire County Council  Leisure Services Manager, Gary Nicholas, said:  We are extremely pleased to have matched last year’s results with 17 of our fantastic beaches again being recognised in the Wales Coast Awards.

“This doesn’t happen by accident, it underlines the year-round efforts to maintain our beaches and keep the Pembrokeshire coastline a brilliant place to live and visit.”

Owen Derbyshire, Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive said: “We’re delighted to see another successful year of Coast Awards here in Wales, with 49 stunning locations recognised among the world’s best.

“Achieving these prestigious awards means meeting rigorous standards put in place to ensure the safe enjoyment of visitors now and in years to come. This success is testament to the hard work of all involved in maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of our Welsh coastline.”