Pembrokeshire is celebrating success in the 2018 Wales Coast Awards.

A total of 34 beaches have been recognised winning Blue Flag, Green Coast or Seaside awards.

Eleven beaches will be flying the iconic Blue Flag, a world renowned eco-label for water quality, environmental awareness, protection, safety and services.

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Blue Flag has been a presence in Pembrokeshire since 1990 and since then the county’s beaches have been awarded it 218 times.

The Blue Flag beaches are: Amroth, Newgale, Saundersfoot, Dale, Whitesands, Coppet Hall, Tenby North, Tenby South, Tenby Castle, Poppit Sands and Lydstep.

All these beaches also won Seaside Awards.

The Seaside Award is the national standard for the best beaches across the UK.

While Seaside Award beaches can be vastly different, the flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, attractive and well managed coastal stretch.

A further 23 beaches won Seaside Awards and Green Coast Awards - the latter celebrating ‘hidden gems’ along the coastline - recognising excellent water quality and unspoiled environment.

They were: Broad Haven (north), Abereiddy, Barafundle, Broadhaven (south), Caerfai, Cwym yr Eglwys, Druidstone, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Marloes, Martins Haven, Penally, Priory Bay on Caldey Island, West Angle Bay, West Dale, Good wick, Gelliswick, Little Haven, Newport, Nolton Haven, St Brides, Sandy Haven and Wisemans Bridge.

The latest gongs follow the recent announcement that Pembrokeshire won the prestigious Countryfile magazine Destination of the Year 2018 award for its natural beauty and wildlife.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture, Paul Miller, said: “The Pembrokeshire coast is our greatest asset and we will continue to work with partners to showcase it at it’s best.

“I’m delighted so many of our beaches have been recognised and we look forward to another excellent holiday season.”

The Wales Coast Awards are run in Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.