Three Lincolnshire beaches have once again achieved the prestigious Blue Flag status for their high standards.
Central Beach Skegness, Central Beach Mablethorpe and Central Beach Sutton on Sea have all retained the award for water quality, facilities, beach safety, environmental education and management.
East Lindsey District Council’s environmental health manager Mike Harrison said: “Achieving Blue Flag status isn’t easy and we are delighted to have retained the Blue Flags giving local people and visitors the confidence to know that our beaches are well maintained.
“Every morning throughout the summer season the main beaches are mechanically raked to ensure they are litter free for the coming day, with teams working hard throughout the day to maintain the standard.
“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 jobs for local people.”