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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    'Bathing water at beaches across the UK is more polluted as a result of last year's stormy summer, the Marine Conservation Society has warned'

    The south west of England has the highest number (139) of recommended beaches while the North West has just seven. Coastal pollution officer Thomas Bell said this year's results bucked a long-term trend of cleaner bathing water. "But we are pinning the blame squarely on last summer's exceptionally bad weather.

    "Heavy rain sweeps pollutants like raw sewage, street debris and animal waste directly from the land into rivers and the sea," he said

    The Marine Conservation Society recommendations are one of five UK awards and is the only scheme which focuses entirely on water quality.

    The full list of seaside locations is here, Eastbourne's coast gets a recommended! :lol:

    Full article here: news.bbc.co.uk

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral

    Northwest England most recommended beaches are in Wirral (all four of Wirrals tested beaches), not surprised though I often walk on West Kirby beach and it is good quality it must be admitted.

    I am surprised there are so many fails actually, I only would have expected one or two out of the whole list.

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  • Location: Raunds, E Northants
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter, sun in summer, easy really!!
  • Location: Raunds, E Northants
    'Bathing water at beaches across the UK is more polluted as a result of last year's stormy summer, the Marine Conservation Society has warned'

    The full list of seaside locations is here, Eastbourne's coast gets a recommended! :o

    Full article here: news.bbc.co.uk

    I'm with you Coast as a fellow Eastbournian local thumbs up and I work in Camber so another piece of good news. Wonder why Pevensey to Hastings only just made the grade and Cooden was a fail though?

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
    'Bathing water at beaches across the UK is more polluted as a result of last year's stormy summer, the Marine Conservation Society has warned'

    The full list of seaside locations is here, Eastbourne's coast gets a recommended! :o

    Full article here: news.bbc.co.uk

    It forgot the western isles

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    I would fail all the UK beaches on account of the water being too cold! B) B)

    (It could be argued that I am a sissy)

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