More beaches than ever in the South West have achieved the highest bathing water standards. Tourism bosses will be hoping such positive results will attract even more tourists to our region.
Only one beach failed this year - at Instow in North Devon from where John Andrews reports.
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.