Beach quality results go on-line

Thirteen North Devon beaches profiled in new bathing safety study

INFORMATION about the quality and safety of North Devon’s beaches has been published by the Environment Agency.

Bathing water profiles for Barricane Bay, Combe Martin, Croyde, Hartland Quay, Instow, Lynmouth, Putsborough, Saunton, Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe’s Wildersmouth, Hele and Tunnels beaches have been made available on-line as part of a study of around 500 UK beaches.

The results are designed to let members of the public know about water quality and feature information about sewage and algae, as well as maps and photos.

Spokesperson Ed Mitchell, said: “Our new profiles provide the most comprehensive information yet on the cleanliness of bathing waters, helping the public to make more informed choices about the best locations to bathe.

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