Felixstowe Beaches Presented with 2024 Blue Flag & Seaside Award

Felixstowe’s Beaches are among the best in Britain as Blue Flag and Seaside Award flies again in 2024, for the fifth consecutive year. For the fifth consecutive year, Felixstowe’s beaches are marked as some of the best in the country, with a 2024 Blue Flag and Seaside Award. Both Felixstowe (Felixstowe South and Pier) and Southwold (Southwold Pier) have received combined Seaside Awards and Blue Flags whilst the beaches at Lowestoft South of Claremont Pier (bathing / resort) and Kessingland (non-bathing) have received Seaside Awards.

 Cllr David Rowe, Mayor of Felixstowe said:

“It is fantastic news that Felixstowe, for the fifth consecutive year, has again been presented with a Blue Flag and Seaside Award. These awards recognise Felixstowe has clean and safe beaches and the bathing water meets quality standards.

This adds to all the great things Felixstowe has to offer to residents and visitors,  from the new attractions along the South seafront, the historic Spa Gardens and Landguard Nature reserve, Fort and Felixstowe Museum, not to mention the many great places to eat.

Felixstowe is open for business, so why not come and pay us a visit?”

Cllr Sarah Whitelock, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism said:

“We are delighted to once again receive these national awards which highlight the quality of East Suffolk’s beaches and place them amongst the best in the country. We work hard to help maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our beaches, and the district as a whole, and we are also incredibly grateful to the network of volunteers who give up their time to keep our beaches litter-free all year round. East Suffolk’s amazing, as these prestigious awards show and we look forward to seeing people enjoying our beaches this summer.”

In total, 150 sites including 148 beaches in England have been presented with awards recognising the quality of the sites, the way they are managed and the facilities they offer to visitors. Just 72 beaches across the country met the high standards required for a Blue Flag award, which is the most recognised award for beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said:

“These awards are a credit to the collective efforts of beach managers, volunteers, residents and businesses who have worked tirelessly to maintain, protect and improve some of our best-loved and most popular beaches and we’d like to take this moment to recognise and applaud them.

“Visitors to a beach flying a Blue Flag can be assured the beach will be clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as international bathing water quality standards.

“The Blue Flag is the world’s most recognised award for beaches and marinas and, to qualify, each applicant must meet and maintain a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria.

“Seaside Awards are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of our coastline.”

Visitors to Felixstowe this summer can look forward to enjoying the award-winning beaches and pristine bathing water, proudly marked by the Blue Flag and Seaside Award. These nationally-recognised accreditations guarantee the highest standards of quality, safety, and cleanliness.