North Cornwall beaches’ bathing water rated excellent


As most of you are aware, I’m not shy of taking a dip in the ocean when I come and visit you guys on cheap UK family holidays!

It’s not just the ripping surf that tempts me in, but the knowledge that the water quality is top standard.

This week all of North Cornwall's beaches have been classed as ‘excellent’.

Environment Agency classifications released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show that of 82 waters tested throughout Cornwall all met the good standard, with 75 also meeting the excellent standard.

All of the North Cornwall beaches that surround Widemouth Bay Caravan Park, including Summerleaze, Porthcothan, Rock and Widemouth Sand, received ‘excellent’ classifications.

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Dan Rogerson, North Cornwall MP and Lib Dem Environment, said: "Our beaches and bathing waters are hugely important – not only for local people and for our vital tourism businesses, but also for the environment and wildlife too.

"I'm really pleased to see that all our local beaches here in North Cornwall have met the highest standards again this year.

"It is a testament to the hard work of local residents, businesses, South West Water, campaigners and organisations like Surfers Against Sewage and the Bude Cleaner Seas Project.”

From next year bathing water quality will be measured against much stricter credentials, but 12 of North Cornwall's beaches will still meet the revised ‘excellent’ standard.

Next time you go for a swim of surf during your cheap UK short breaks, you can be safe in the knowledge that the seas are in top quality condition, if still a little bit chilly!