16 South West beaches fail water quality test

Beach art in summer. Credit: PA

Sixteen beaches in the South West have failed tests for bathing water quality following months of heavy rain.

Charmouth West in Dorset is among those named by the Marine Conservation Society.

It says one of the wettest summers on record has led to increased sewage in the sea.

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Beaches fail water tests

Sixteen beaches in the South West have failed tests for bathing water quality following months of heavy rain. Summerleaze in Bude is among those named by the Marine Conservation Society.