Burnham-on-Sea has failed to meet new EU standards for bathing. In recent testing the water quality fell foul of the tighter laws.Read the full story ›
Burnham's 15 year old Stert Island swim will not go ahead - the water scored low in quality after stricter EU regulations were introduced.Read the full story ›
Half of British families will take a staycation in 2016 - involving 5 tantrums, 4 picnics, 3 inflatables, 2 dropped icecreams and 1 sunset.Read the full story ›
RNLI lifeguards will start patrolling beaches in the region this weekend as the 2016 summer season get underway.Read the full story ›
The annual Sand Sculpture Festival is back at Weston-Super-Mare for it's 11th year. This year there's a competitive twist!Read the full story ›
14 beaches in Devon and Cornwall have over the two week break and 4 extra will be patrolled over the bank holiday weekendRead the full story ›
Sand chairs that mean people with disabilities can access the beach are now available at ten sites in Cornwall.
Normal wheelchairs do not work well on sand, which can also damage them.
Cornwall Mobility has taken over the fleet and has created an online map showing where they can be hired.
Find out more here.
Hundreds of pink plastic bottles have washed up on the coast of Cornwall at Poldhu beach, near Mullion. A clean-up operation is underway.Read the full story ›
Three beaches in the West Country have failed to meet new EU standards for bathing water.
Ilfracombe, Instow and East Looe were all rated as 'poor', and by May next year they'll have to be signs up to advise against swimming.
Water quality can be affected by rainwater and sewage.
RNLI lifeguard patrols have now finished on the majority of beaches across Devon and Cornwall as the summer draws to a close.
But lifeguards will remain on duty into October on a number of the region's busiest beaches for those people wishing to get into the water in the autumn.