Beach Awards

We’ve won awards for water quality and reducing waste

Bournemouth’s beaches have won several awards for water quality and sustainability. Here’s an overview of the awards we’ve won.

Blue Flag awards

The Blue Flag awards recognise beaches for their water quality, environmental management and safety. In 2015, we won four Blue Flag awards for the following beaches:

  • Alum Chine
  • Durley Chine
  • Fisherman’s Walk
  • Manor Steps
  • Southbourne

Seaside awards

The Seaside Award has been developed by Keep Britain Tidy and is focused on raising standards at the coast. Bournemouth and Boscombe beaches were awarded Seaside Awards in 2015.

Green Tourism awards

The Green Tourism Business Scheme rewards areas for how energy is used and waste reduction targets. Our seafront won the Green Tourism Business Scheme award in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Water tests

Our water is tested between May and September to see how it matches up to European standards. You can see the latest results.