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Weymouth Gets Top Beach Award

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6:50am 20th May 2014

Weymouth has been named as one of the best beaches in the world!

It's been given the Seaside Award by Keep Britain Tidy for its excellent water quality, safety and environmental management.

Richard Mcilwain, Programmes manager for the charity, said it was fantastic news for Dorset;

"We know that for many holiday makers and day trippers, clean, safe beaches, with good water quality and facilities are important factors in deciding which beach to visit and the continuing quality of management at these beaches is a real testament to the dedication, hard work and investment that Local Authorities and other beach managers put in year after year."

Nearby Swanage was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for the highest international standard of water quality. The coastal town is the only beach in South West Dorset to receive the honour.

19 beaches in total won the Blue Flag in Dorset, making the south west the region with the most award winning beaches in the country.

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