Blue Flag Beach Award

Blue Flag logoBlue Flag beach awards are extremely difficult to obtain with only four being held across Britain.

Happily the Isle of Wight has four Blue Flag awards (as at Jan 2015) – Ventnor, Sandown, Colwell and Yaverland.

OnTheWight has covered these awards many times over the years:-

Compton Bay in Rough Guide’s Top 15 best UK beaches

Compton Beach :

Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight is one of the best beaches in the UK according to the travel experts at Rough Guides.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 1:45pm

By Sue Emmerson

Council want to cut funding for beach cleaners: How much longer for Blue Flags?

Blue Flag Award with Shirley Smart and Luisa Hillard:

Questions have been raised as to what happens to beach awards next year if the council cannot find third parties to fund beach cleaning.

Tuesday, 20th May, 2014 3:06pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Find out if your beach is one of the 17 recognised with an award

Ventnor Beach:

There are Blue Flags for four Isle of Wight beaches and Seaside Awards for 13 others. Another coup for the Isle of Wight!

Tuesday, 20th May, 2014 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Find out how the Isle of Wight did in the latest Good Beach Guide survey

Sandown Beach:

The Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) annual Good Beach Guide survey gives ratings for water quality. Find out how your nearest beach was rated.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Two Island beaches take part in pollution monitoring scheme

Testing water pollution:

Award-winning beaches will be trialling new short-term pollution monitoring scheme with the Environment Agency.

Thursday, 25th July, 2013 1:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Find out water quality from new beach signs

Beach sign:

New signs will provide information on water quality and more.

Friday, 5th July, 2013 9:19am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Blue Flag bonanza for Isle of Wight beaches

Ventnor Beach:

More Blue Flags have been awarded to the Isle of Wight's beaches compared to 2012.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Award-Winning Beaches Number One In South East Again

Isle of Wight’s Award-Winning Beaches Number One In South East Again

A total of 14 beach awards for the Island

Tuesday, 15th May, 2012 7:26am

By IW Council Press Office with 24 readers' comments

National accolade given to Appley Park for fourth year running

National accolade given to Appley Park for fourth year running

Another Green Flag for Appley Park

Monday, 25th July, 2011 6:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 23 readers' comments

Cllr Debby Robinson’s Parting Address As Mayor

Cllr Debby Robinson’s Parting Address As Mayor

Debby Robinson's report as Mayor of Ventnor for 2010-11

Wednesday, 18th May, 2011 10:12am

By Debby Robinson with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Top in South East Region for Best Quality Beaches

Isle of Wight Top in South East Region for Best Quality Beaches

Ventnor, Sandown and Shanklin retain their Blue Flag status

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Three Blue Flags And Top Position For Island

Three Blue Flags And Top Position For Island

The Island takes joint top position again.

Thursday, 13th May, 2010 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments