Ballycastle and Waterfoot among Green Coast Award winners

Ballycastle and Waterfoot among Green Coast Award winners

Ballycastle beach

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

PORTSTEWART Strand is without a Blue Flag this summer because of a “financial decision” by beach owners the National Trust.

Last week a list of eight beaches awarded Blue Flags was announced by the scheme's administrators.

Among them are Benone, Downhill and Castlerock, plus West Strand and Whiterocks in Portrush.

To gain a Blue Flag, beaches must dem onstrate a four-year record of “excellent” water quality.

And samples at Portstewart have continued to measure up.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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