The Seaside Award is run in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is split into two categories: Resort and Rural.

A Resort beach attracts many visitors and typically provides good facilities such as toilets access for disabled people, car parks and cafes. A Rural beach may not offer these facilities but still has good water quality that is marked by the Seaside Award.

The Seaside Award marks ‘mandatory’ water quality at a site, along with good health and safety and facilities.

During 2017, 85 Welsh beaches won a Seaside Award for their quality facilities and as coastal tourism continues to develop, this number is expected to increase!

To apply for a Seaside Award or for any further enquiries, get in touch with Keep Wales Tidy’s Coast Team by emailing 

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