DAWLISH’S Seaside Award Flag is back proudly flying at the Piazza.

The seafront beach successfully retained its award, one of 128 beaches across the UK which received the coveted award.

Dawlish beach has attained the required status to keep the flag which it has held almost every year since it was introduced in 2008. 

Nearby Coryton Cove also retained the title. 

The Seaside Award is aimed at improving the quality of the coastline and promoting the best beaches.

Dawlish Town Council applied for the town beach to keep the flag. 

Cllr Dawson and her consort, Kitty Dawson, are pictured with two of the members of Teignbridge District Council’s resorts team.