Decade of blue flags for Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! has been awarded its 10th blue flag status in a row.

Westward Ho! has been awarded its 10th blue flag status in a row. - Credit: Archant

The ‘jewel in Torridge’s crown’ whas received its 10th blue flag award in a row.

WESTWARD HO! has received the Blue Flag Distinction Award for the 10th year in a row.

The international award recognises beaches which have achieved the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.

Ward member for Westward Ho!, Councillor Roger Tisdale, said: “I’m delighted that Westward Ho! has once again received the Blue Flag Award recognising all the hard work by everybody committed to making our beach a venue we can all be proud of.

“It’s an assurance this is one of the best beaches in Europe with guaranteed water quality.


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“To have received this award 10 years in succession is a considerable achievement and I hope will encourage more people to come and experience Torridge’s ‘jewel in the crown’ for themselves.”

Barry Parsons, former leader of the council, added: “To receive this nationwide award of excellence shows Westward Ho! is clean, safe, easily accessible and a great place to come on holiday.

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“It is a wonderful stretch of sand which attracts many, many visitors and locals each year.”

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