Blue Flag status for beaches on the East Coast

Mablethorpe Beach
Mablethorpe Beach

District Council-managed beaches in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea have once again been awarded Blue Flag status proving that East Lindsey has some of the best beaches in the world.

Central beach in Mablethorpe and central beach in Sutton on Sea have all retained the prestigious Blue Flag Award for water quality, facilities, beach safety, environmental education and management.

The Council’s portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, Coun Grist said: “We already know that here in East Lindsey we have some fantastic beaches but retaining the Blue Flag status just confirms this fact.

“Knowing that our beaches are some of the best in the world gives potential visitors the confidence that when they come to East Lindsey they will be greeted by clean, well maintained beaches with good facilities.

“As a council one of our priorities is making sure our resorts and open spaces are clean, inviting and safe places to visit with great facilities.”

He added: “Every morning throughout the summer the beach is surf raked to ensure that it is litter free for the coming day.

“A clean beach is integral to our summer-time economy, drawing huge numbers of visitors to the East Coast every year, supporting our local businesses and helping to maintain and create job opportunities for local people.

“Beaches aren’t just for visitors and I’d encourage local people to take advantage of them too. And, this year we will once again host the opening games of the national Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) giving local people and visitors yet another reason to visit our area.”