A council spokesman said: "The restriction on dogs at the new family-friendly area of Wallasey beach is purely voluntary, and is part of our requirements as a Blue Flag
Ogden-Newton In 1987, just a dozen English beaches achieved their Blue Flag
Trina Murphy, Sunderland City Council's assistant head of services, said: "We were delighted to reclaim the Blue Flag
for the twin resorts of Roker and Seaburn.
And this year two sustainable tour boat operators in Wales have been given Blue Flag
Awards - the first in the UK - in a record-breaking year for Blue Flag
The award now means that 19 North Wales beaches fly the Blue Flag
Award - celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
They are given to locations which do not have the facilities for Blue Flag
status but are recognised for their cleanliness, excellent water quality and natural beauty.
The Blue Flag
works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.
Visitors from Europe will see Long Sands beach on the Blue Flag
website described as follows "Long Sands beach in Tynemouth, a stretch of golden sand suitable for bathing, surfing, kayaking.
The blue flag
programme is recognised all over the world and operated under the authority of the Foundation for Environmental Education which is headquartered in Copenhagen.
As well as Whitmore Bay, new Blue Flag
Award sites include Penarth Marina and Porthcawl Marina.
The hotel was awarded the certification following an assessment by the Blue Flag
UAE Committee and the Blue Flag
International Jury, coordinated by Emirates Wildlife Society - World Wide Fund for Nature.
Now a total of 28 beaches and six marinas in the UAE have been awarded the Blue Flag
, a voluntary standard of environmental excellence, since its UAE launch in 2010, Emirates Wildlife Society-World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) that coordinates the Blue Flag
certification in the UAE announced on Wednesday.