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Another Blue Flag for Cefn Sidan beach

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Another Blue Flag for Cefn Sidan beach

Posted By Robert Lloyd

Pembrey Country Park in Carmarthenshire has won prestigious Blue Flag status for the 10th consecutive year.

The attraction, which includes Cefn Sidan beach, has been awarded the status every year since 2009.

Since the Blue Flag awards were first introduced in 1988, Pembrey Country Park has won more Blue Flags than anywhere else in Wales.

The attraction also hosted this year’s All Wales Blue Flag Awards, run by Keep Wales Tidy, to mark the 30th anniversary of Cefn Sidan becoming the first Welsh beach to win the accolade.

Cllr Peter Hughes-Griffiths, Carmarthenshire Council’s executive board member for leisure, said: “Pembrey Country Park is a jewel in Carmarthenshire’s crown, which has a long-standing, proud association with the Blue Flag Awards.

“Flying the Blue Flag once again is testament to the huge amount of hard work that often takes place behind the scenes to maintain the attraction’s beauty, so credit should go to everyone involved in Pembrey Country Park’s running.

“Awarded in recognition of excellence for high standards of water quality, cleanliness, scenery, environmental education and access, the Blue Flag is an indication of a world class visiting experience for local people and visitors to Carmarthenshire.

“Continuous accolades of this calibre raise the county’s profile as a top class destination, helping further boost an already thriving tourism industry.”

Other 2018 winners across Wales include Pendine beach in Carmarthenshire, which won a Seaside Award in recognition of its management, appearance, cleanliness and safety.

Cllr Hughes-Griffiths said: “At a time when more and more people are choosing to holiday at home, the Seaside Award is a symbol of quality that can be depended on when looking for potential places to visit. That’s why everyone involved in the upkeep of stunning Pendine beach also deserves praise.”

The Blue Flag Awards are run in 48 countries across the world. Beaches in Bora Bora, South Africa and Brazil are among the other 2018 winners.

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