May 11, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches win Quality Coast Awards
quality of Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches has been praised
this week in the 2011
Quality Coast Awards.
Britain Tidy, who oversee the annual awards, announced that our
local beaches were among those across England that had received
awards in recognition of their tidy facilities.
Berrow beach has been awarded a Quality Coast Award for the first
time after the judges assessed its beach warden service plus facilities
such as showers, refreshments, toilets, first-aid facilities and
Although dogs are not banned on Berrow beach, the judges also
noted that dog control measures are in place and wardens intervene
The quality of Burnham-On-Sea beach was also praised for its
general cleanliness and safety.
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"At a time when more and more people are choosing
to holiday at home, the rapid growth of visitors enjoying our
coastline has highlighted not only the demand but the importance
in presenting and retaining clean, attractive and well managed
Quality Coast Awards provide a range of benefits, including raising
the profile of local beaches and enhancing their position to attract
funding for development.
The awards were introduced by Keep Britain Tidy in 2007 to recognise
and reward beaches in England that achieve high standards of beach