Hunstanton’s main beach has been awarded a Seaside Award by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

It was one of 112 beaches to gain the standard in 2014.

The award recognises beaches that achieve the highest standards of beach management. Judges consider aspects such as the quality of facilities, information and presence of beach patrol as well as environmental management.

Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We’re delighted that Hunstanton will be flying the Seaside Award Flag in 2014. It assures visitors of the quality of the beach and its facilities and confirms that Hunstanton is one of the best beaches in the country.”

Richard McIlwain, the programmes director for Keep Britain Tidy, said: “It’s fantastic news for everyone who loves visiting the seaside that over 160 beaches will be flying a flag that guarantees the public the best facilities and the cleanest beaches this summer.

Last month, Hunstanton’s main beach was classified as ‘recommended’ by the Marine Conservation Society in its Good Beach Guide 2014.