Record number of beaches make the Good Beach Guide

More beaches than ever in the South West have achieved the highest bathing water standards this year according to the Good Beach Guide. 173 beaches across the region were awarded the status, 30% more than last year.

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High bathing water standards at South West beaches

A surfer at Fistral Beach Credit: PA

More beaches than ever in the South West have achieved the highest bathing water standards this year according to the Good Beach Guide.

One hundred and seventy three beaches across the region were awarded the status, thirty percent more than last year.

It's thought last year's dry summer improved the water quality.