Information from the Environment Agency shows that the majority of designated bathing waters across Devon and Cornwall have a good or excellent rating for water quality. However, the Environment Agency’s Swimfo bathing water website advises against bathing at several locations.

It is officially the summer holidays, and as millions of people flock to the coast, the Environment Agency is flying the flag for top-notch bathing waters in Devon and Cornwall.

Area Environment Manager Bruce Newport said:

“There are 150 designated bathing waters across our patch and the majority have a good or excellent rating for water quality.  Our work to improve water quality has really paid off – we now have miles of unpolluted coastline for everyone to enjoy.

“Our scientists carry out water sampling and monitoring seven days a week throughout the summer, and we have an incident team on standby to swiftly respond to reports of water pollution.

“We want holidaymakers and residents to enjoy themselves without pollution worries as they visit our beaches this summer.

“If anyone would like further reassurance before dipping their toes, the Environment Agency’s Swimfo bathing water website is a fantastic resource, featuring up to date water quality data about every designated beach across Devon, Cornwall, and beyond.”

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