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Bournemouth and Poole Beaches awarded 2016 Blue Flag

Four Bournemouth beaches and four Poole beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag status, often considered the gold standard for beaches.

Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk and Southbourne Beach in Bournemouth and Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks and Shore Road in Poole all received the award which is awarded annually by the Foundation for Environmental Education and recognises coastal destinations that have achieved the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, commitment to the environment and management.

Meanwhile Bournemouth Beach and Boscombe Beach both received a Seaside Award.

To find out more about the criteria for each award please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.