St. Anne’s North Beach Offered A Brown Flag Following Environmental Agency Rating

Thirteen of England’s dirtiest beaches are being offered the mock accolade of a brown flag by Holiday Park Guru, an independent travel site which focuses on UK staycations. These beaches are being offered complimentary brown flags featuring a poo emoji to display to swimmers. These beaches are rated as ‘poor’ by the Environment Agency due to bacteria such as e-coli from sewage and other waste. Sadly, both Blackpool North and St. Anne’s North beaches have been offered these flags.

Keen sea-swimmer Robbie Lane from Holiday Park Guru said: ‘We’re hoping to make a real splash in the papers with the launch of England’s first ever ‘Brown Flag Awards’. Commiserations to our 13 winners this year – you really are top of the plops. We just hope they’ll take up our offer of a free brown flag, although I’m afraid we can’t quite afford to provide a flagpole as well.’

The thirteen Brown Flag Awards have been reserved for those beaches which score a ‘poor’ rating from the Environment Agency’s water quality tests:

  1. Porthluney in Cornwall
  2. Southsea East in Hampshire
  3. Saint Mary’s Bay in Kent
  4. Littlestone in Kent
  5. Blackpool North 
  6. St Anne’s North
  7. Heacham in Norfolk
  8. Weston Main, Weston Super Mare Sand Bay and Weston Super Mare Uphill Slipway in Somerset
  9. Dunster Beach in Somerset
  10. Bognor Regis, Aldwick in Sussex
  11. Tynemouth Cullercoats in Tyne and Wear
  12. Scarborough South Bay in North Yorkshire
  13. Bridlington South Beach in East Riding of Yorkshire

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