Good news for the West Country as 27 of its beaches have been awarded with a Blue Flag.

The prestigious award is given to beaches that meet a list of 32 pieces of criteria including Environmental Education and Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management, Safety and Services. The award is given per season so it’s good news for the summer in the West Country this year and will surely reassure tourists considering visiting the region of its high quality.

One such beach that has received a blue flag is the beautiful Blackpool Sands in West Hams, it has a mediterranean feel and a beautiful wooded backdrop and a brilliant cafe, Venus Beach Cafe.

To view the list of beaches awarded click here.

If you fancy a last minute summer break in a holiday cottage, click here for the main site to view properties that are still available.

With a week near the end of August and into September, 13 Great Cliff in Dawlish might be a perfect retreat. A 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, sleeps 4. A very well equipped interior with 1 en-suite bedroom. Off-road parking, intercom and lift. Sweeping sea views in a central location. Level one minute walk from the village centre. Prices vary from £579 to £929 depending on the season. Check out the link here for more information.

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