Hayling Island has for the 25th consecutive year been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, the international quality mark for beaches.
The stretch of beach from the Fun Fair to the border of the golf club has been awarded the flag by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. The award recognises clean and safe stretches of coastline that promote environmental education and offer excellent visitor facilities.
The criteria to qualify for a Blue Flag include the provision of first aid facilities, clean toilets, recycling facilities and access for disabled visitors. The water is continuously tested during the summer season to check that it meets the strict bathing water quality standards and winners must also show commitment to environmental management and education.
Gaining this prestigious award for the 25th consecutive year, proves that Hayling Island is and continues to be a coastal destination with the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Further information about the Blue Flag Award can be found at www.keepbritaintidy.org