Westward Ho! beach has been awarded a blue flag for the 15th year in a row, and it’s clear to see why.

Westward Ho! beach was one of 190 awarded Blue Flag status in the UK by Keep Britain Tidy.

Here are 10 photos from our readers which show why Westward Ho! is so deserving of it’s 15th blue flag...

Dusk at the old pier, Westward Ho! Picture: Stacey JenkinsDusk at the old pier, Westward Ho! Picture: Stacey Jenkins

Kimberley Stone, from Torrington, witnessed this colourful sunset while on a trip to Westward Ho! with her local camera club last month. Picture: Kimberley StoneKimberley Stone, from Torrington, witnessed this colourful sunset while on a trip to Westward Ho! with her local camera club last month. Picture: Kimberley Stone

Reflections on the sand in Westward Ho! by Beth Ashcroft.Reflections on the sand in Westward Ho! by Beth Ashcroft.

Taken on the 31/01 at 23:00 looking out towards Westward Ho! I intended on shooting the moon that night but with the cloud cover me and a friend spent the night driving the coast for some locations. 
20 second exposure and the help of the moon lighting the scene. Taken on the 31/01 at 23:00 looking out towards Westward Ho! I intended on shooting the moon that night but with the cloud cover me and a friend spent the night driving the coast for some locations. 20 second exposure and the help of the moon lighting the scene.

Westward Ho!
Taken at sunset along the old pipeline.
The sky went Unusually pink towards the end of the sunset, which called for some good photos.Westward Ho! Taken at sunset along the old pipeline. The sky went Unusually pink towards the end of the sunset, which called for some good photos.

Early walk at Westward Ho!Early walk at Westward Ho!

Early walk at Westward Ho!Early walk at Westward Ho!

High tide at Westward Ho! after sunsetHigh tide at Westward Ho! after sunset

One of the sea groins at Westward Ho! beach, taken at sunriseOne of the sea groins at Westward Ho! beach, taken at sunrise

Surfing off Westward Ho!Surfing off Westward Ho!