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North East beaches top in guide

Beaches in the North East region have been named the best in the country in the latest publication of the Good Beach Guide.

North East beaches best in country

The region's beaches have been given top ratings in a new survey.

The Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide - published today - listed the North East region as the best performing in the country.

37 of the 43 beaches surveyed in North Yorkshire, Durham Tyne and Wear and Northumberland were given the highest 'Recomended' award. Two others were awarded the top Guide Line standard.

The most improved beach was at Saltburn. It failed last year but gained a 'Recomended' this time.

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