Belfast Telegraph

18 Northern Ireland beaches receive accolades for high standards

By Linda Stewart

Eighteen beaches and two marinas across Northern Ireland have been recognised with awards for their high standards.

Eight beaches have received the internationally-recognised Blue Flag in respect of their excellent water quality and first-class visitor facilities, awards organisers Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful said.

The winners are Benone, Downhill, Portstewart Strand, Ballyronan Marina, Portrush West, Portrush East, Whiterocks, Ballycastle Marina, Tyrella and Murlough.

A further 13 beaches have received the UK-wide Seaside Award, which recognises resort and rural beaches with good water quality.

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