For 2015, a local beach was included in the Clean Beaches Coalition annual list of beaches.
Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach was one of two beaches in Virginia that were included in the list.
Toms Cove Beach, at Assateague Island National Seashore, also made the list.
The Clean Beaches Coalition annual list of Blue Wave beaches have been officially certified as clean, healthy and environmentally well managed.
Blue Wave is the first environmental certification program for beaches in the U.S. The program is recognized as a reliable benchmark for well-maintained beaches and eco-friendly tourism.
Annually, Americans make over 2 billion visits to ocean, gulf, and inland beaches. Coastal counties, including beach recreation and tourism contribute over $5 trillion dollars annually to the U.S. economy.
Published: September 10, 2015 | Updated: January 31, 2018