Green Coast Awards
47 beaches were awarded the Green Coast Award in 2011.
The Green Coast Award is a symbol of environmental excellence, established to acknowledge, promote and protect the environment of rural beaches in Wales.
The aim of the Green Coast Award is ‘To acknowledge those beaches which meet Guideline water quality and are prized for their natural, unspoiled environment’.
The Green Coast Award is unique in that it recognises Guideline water quality (Guideline is the EU designation for excellent water quality) as well as Best Practice in environmental management for rural beaches, which may not have the facilities associated with resort beaches. It is managed in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.
The Green Coast Award is given to beaches which, are managed with the involvement of the community, for the benefit of visitors and the environment. It places a strong emphasis on community and environmental activities.