Four of the area’s resorts and beaches have been recognised by international award schemes, with Dawlish Warren achieving the prestigious Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) Blue Flag award for a historic 13th year.
Continuing to fly the Blue Flag as a mark of excellence, Dawlish Warren is signposted as one of the top resorts in the UK, attracting visitors from across the globe. The resort includes an internationally significant National Nature Reserve, beach, green space, amusements, shops, pubs and cafes, and during the tourist season is watched over by an RNLI lifeguarding service.
The internationally renowned Blue Flag is presented to those beaches that pass the very strictest of criteria for environmental management, visitor facilities, cleanliness and clean bathing waters, meaning that residents and visitors to the resort can expect a top quality experience.
Elsewhere, Coryton Cove at Dawlish, Ness Cove at Shaldon and Teignmouth beach all won Quality Coast Awards. The independently assessed seal of approval is awarded to beaches which have achieved very high quality standards in a cross section of strict criteria, including excellent cleanliness, safe access and appropriate signage.