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Felixstowe presented with 2024 Blue Flag and Seaside Award for fifth consecutive year as Southwold, Lowestoft and Kessingland also recognised





For the fifth consecutive year, a Suffolk town’s beaches have been marked as some of the best in the country.

The beaches in Felixstowe have been recognised with another Blue Flag and Seaside Award in 2024.

Just 72 beaches across the country met the high standards required for a Blue Flag award, which is the most recognised award for beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters.

Cllr David Rowe, mayor of Felixstowe, alongside fellow Felixstowe town councillors with the 2024 Blue Flag and Seaside Award pictured in the Town Hall Gardens. Picture: Felixstowe Town Council
Cllr David Rowe, mayor of Felixstowe, alongside fellow Felixstowe town councillors with the 2024 Blue Flag and Seaside Award pictured in the Town Hall Gardens. Picture: Felixstowe Town Council

Cllr David Rowe, mayor of Felixstowe, said: “It is fantastic news that Felixstowe, for the fifth consecutive year, has again been presented with a Blue Flag and Seaside Award.

“These awards recognise Felixstowe has clean and safe beaches and the bathing water meets quality standards.

“This adds to all the great things Felixstowe has to offer to residents and visitors, from the new attractions along the south seafront, the historic Spa Gardens and Landguard Nature Reserve and Felixstowe Museum, not to mention the many great places to eat.”

For the fifth consecutive year, Felixstowe's beaches have been marked as some of the best in the country. Picture: Felixstowe Town Council
For the fifth consecutive year, Felixstowe's beaches have been marked as some of the best in the country. Picture: Felixstowe Town Council

Both Felixstowe (Felixstowe South and Pier) and Southwold (Southwold Pier) have received combined Seaside Awards and Blue Flags whilst the beaches at Lowestoft South of Claremont Pier (bathing/resort) and Kessingland (non-bathing) have also received Seaside Awards.

Cllr Sarah Whitelock, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for communities, leisure and tourism said: “We are delighted to once again receive these national awards which highlight the quality of East Suffolk’s beaches and place them amongst the best in the country.

“We work hard to help maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our beaches, and the district as a whole, and we are also incredibly grateful to the network of volunteers who give up their time to keep our beaches litter-free all year round.

“East Suffolk’s amazing, as these prestigious awards show and we look forward to seeing people enjoying our beaches this summer.”