Tests of water quality on beaches at Exmouth and Budleigh show that they continue to meet EC standards for bathing, according to East Devon District Council. While heavy rains have led to some overflow from storm drains, this has not affected weekly tests.
The council says both beaches are now included in the South West Water Beach Live scheme. This provides the latest information on water quality.
There's been a sharp increase in the amount of dog mess left on beaches, wrapped in plastic bags. The Marine Conservation Society says the problem poop, scooped in bags and discarded by dog owners, rose by 11 per cent between 2010 and 11.