New figures show that 16 beaches in the South West failed to reach the required standard for bathing water in the latest report on quality standards published by Defra today.
Lyme Regis' Church Cliff Beach, Budleigh Salterton and Summerleaze in Bude were amongst the beaches which failed to reach the required standard.
Nationally the figures show that 93 per cent of England’s bathing waters met the minimum European water quality criteria.
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