Skegness

Five Lincolnshire beaches earn blue flags

Five Lincolnshire beaches have achieved a prestigious Blue Flag stamp of approval ahead of the summer season.

Cleethorpes has regained the status, while Skegness, Mablethorpe, Ingoldmells and Sutton on Sea have all retained the award.

All of the beaches in the five towns have retained the award, which looks at the water quality, facilities, beach safety, environment education and management.

David Dodds, environmental health manager at East Lindsey District Council, said: “We are delighted to have retained the Blue Flag at all our main beaches.

“The status gives local people and visitors the confidence to know that our beaches are well maintained and meet water quality standards.

“The Blue Flag success is down to our teams work hard from early morning until late evening to help make the resorts look their best.”

Jon Burgess, economic development manager at East Lindsey District Council, also said: “We know that the number of visitors to the Lincolnshire coast is increasing each year.

“The Blue Flag status is an important recognition that the council’s continued investment in the care of our beaches ensures that residents and visitors can continue to enjoy their time spent in a high quality natural environment.”