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Local beaches fly the flag for quality

Dawlish Warren beach and Sandy Bay in Exmouth have achieved Blue Flag status.

It's the international standard recognising the best beaches in the world for water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

Teignmouth Town Beach, Coryton Cove at Dawlish and Ness Cove in Shaldon have all received Seaside Awards - which are Keep Britain Tidy's own recognition of  cleanliness, safety, environmental management and good facilities..

The announcements come as a major boost as the busy tourist season gets underway, with local beaches and resorts expecting a lively bank holiday weekend.

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