Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's Beaches Better Than Ever

beach
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:01am 15th April 2014

Cornwall's beaches are officially among the best in Britain.

A new report reveals not one failed water quality checks.

In fact places like Summerleaze at Bude and Wherry Town at Mounts Bay which did not pass last year are now officially "recommended" by the Marine Conservation Society.

That puts them in The Good Beach Guide along with around seventy others in the Duchy - including Sennen, Watergate Bay and Kingsand.

It is being put down to last summer's sunshine reducing the amount of pollutants being washed off land and sewer overflows.

Coastal Pollution Officer, Rachel Wyatt, says she hopes the latest figures will be a boost to tourism after several previously wet summers which led to a drop in bathing water quality: "It's great news that we are able to recommend more beaches than ever for excellent water quality and it shows just how good British beaches can be.

"The main challenge now is maintaining these standards, whatever the weather."

Next May new water quality standards are brought in that are around twice as stringent as current guidelines.

That could mean some featured in this year's Good Beach Guide have signs put up, warning people not to bathe.

That is provoking anger from local businesses, which say the changes should be brought in gradually.

 

You can see how your local beach does in the 2014 guide here.

Good beach guide 2014

Good beach guide 2014

Good beach guide 2014

6:01am 15th April 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Callywith College tour

First Tour Of New North Cornwall College

Callywith is due to open next September

Most read
joseph sciascia

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

Cut off by the tide at Marazion

WATCH: Couple Cut Off By The Tide...Brrrrr!

They held hands all the way as they waded back to shore at Marazion

Top articles

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Cornwall News: Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Phil Collins sued by ex-wife over claims made in autobiography

National News: Phil Collins' ex-wife is taking legal action against the singer over "wholly false statements" made in his recent autobiography.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

WATCH: Top Five Manuel Moments

Showbiz News: John Cleese leads tributes after death of Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs

US jobs growth makes rate rise in December more likely

World News: The prospect of an interest rate hike in the world’s biggest economy has taken a step closer after official figures showed the number of US jobs grew by 178,000 last month.

Cristiano Ronaldo almost signed for Barcelona, says ex-president Joan Laporta

Sports News: Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed the club almost signed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003 before he joined Manchester United. 

Giant foam 'blob' leaks from airport hangar and spreads in Santa Clara

Strange News: A giant 'blob' of foam has taken over the streets of a Californian town after leaking from an airport hangar.

Newer article

8 Year Old Assaulted After Challenging Man

Cornwall News: Boy had confronted man he thought was acting suspiciously in Camborne

Older article

Man 'Run Over' in Saltash

Cornwall News: Police appeal for information after incident in a pub car park

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.