The beaches around Bridlington have missed out on Blue Flags for 2018, but all have been given Seaside Awards.
Bridlington North, Bridlington South, Wilsthorpe, Fraisthorpe, Danes Dyke and Flamborough South Landing have all passed the standards for the Seaside Award - Keep Britain Tidy’s own award for the beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities.
Whitby is the only beach in Yorkshire which will be able to fly a Blue Flag, recognising its clean, safe beach with great facilities and water quality.
Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Blue Flag leads the fightback for the Blue Planet. Our research shows that nearly two thirds (65%) of parents would prefer to visit beaches with Blue Flag or Seaside Award status, so growing the number of beaches with an award is vital to encourage more families to visit our beautiful coastline.
“Blue Flag and Seaside Awards set the standard for our beaches, including the war against the litter and plastic that does so much damage to our marine environment.
“Keep Britain Tidy leads the fight to create clean, plastic-free beaches. We are committed to creating a great environment on our doorstep for everyone to enjoy and offering a quality mark that shows everyone just how fantastic our beaches can be.
“It’s brilliant to see so many beaches in Yorkshire and the rest of the country winning Blue Flag and Seaside Award status this year, thanks to dedication and hard work of beach staff and volunteers who work tireless to maintain the high standards.
"Hopefully next year we’ll see an even greater number joining us as we drive up standards across the board.”