Stella of Heacham-On-Line would like to thank the "Keep Britain Tidy
for making this feature possible and for photo contributions
Nicola O'Callahan, Sue Giles and Keith Pritchard.
The credit for the
outstanding sunset shots go to Keith Pritchard and Sue Giles.
Only one beach in Norfolk has been given the thumbs up
in a survey of England's cleanest rural beaches.
recent Keep Britain Tidy Campaign survey (results
published April 2006),
was highlighted as the only Norfolk beach
to qualify on
their list of the cleanest rural beaches.
The award applauds
Heacham for its sands, access, clean toilets, clean
water to paddle in and good health and safety
provision. (The water has been assessed by the
is rightly proud of its beaches which,
conjunction with the sensational sunsets on offer here,
make Heacham a particularly great place to visit.
Woods, the Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy said:
“The great strength
of our coastline is that it has so many different things
to offer but while people visit it for a myriad of
they insist on good facilities and clean sands when they
– and that’s just what they’ll get at our recommended
I think we have banished the tacky image of dirty sands,
clapped-out amenities and polluted water to the dustbin
of history –
and people are genuinely enjoying our coastline again.
But we need to celebrate the diversity of our seaside
more aggressively and push it
as a place where you can enjoy everything
from a morning catching the surf to a lively night out
on the town.
That is why we are developing a new award
which will sign post visitors to the kind of beach
they’re looking for.
And I have no doubt that many of those we are
as rural havens today, will feature prominently
when we announce them next summer.”