All of Somerset's beaches have made it into the Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide after passing water quality tests, although 4 only achieved the minimum standards.
Weston-super-Mare, Brean and Minehead were among the eight beaches which had 'excellent water quality'.
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The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.
Blue skies and even more sunshine in the run up to the bank holiday weekend
The run-up to the bank holiday weekend probably has some of the best weather. Its fine with some blue skies or patchy cloud.