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Sandhaven beach at the bottom of the street from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields has again been awarded Keep Britain Tidy’s Blue Flag award for 2013 in recognition of it meeting the highest international standard of water quality. Sandhaven beach is one of only four North East beaches to receive the award this year. The other North East beaches to receive the Blug Flag award were Tynemouth Longsands, King Edwards Bay and Whitley Bay.
Additionally Sandhaven beach received a Seaside Award in acknowledgement of its facilities and litter-free and safe environment. Across the country, 55 beaches were awarded a Blue Flag, while 113 picked up the new Seaside Award.
This year, the Blue Flag entrants had to meet an even stricter water quality standard to qualify for the coveted, globally recognised award.
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