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It's not just our beaches that are doing well. There's also been a big increase in the number of people visiting our golf courses. And that's resulted in a £5million boost to our economy. Nick Hartley reports.
As Wales prepares for Easter our all important tourist industry has received a big boost today. More than a hundred beaches around our coast have been graded as having excellent water quality in an influential annual survey. It's the best result in years. Dean Thomas reports.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Wales Programme Manager, Gill Bell, says she hopes the latest figures on Welsh beach water quality will be a boost to tourism in Wales.
The MCS has recommended 109 out of 152 Welsh beaches tested during last summer as having excellent water quality - that's 11 more than the previous year.
One of Wales' driest summers in recent memory has resulted in more bathing beaches than last year being recommended for their excellent water quality in the annual 'Good Beach Guide' launched online today.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has recommended 109 out of 152 beaches tested during last summer as having excellent water quality - that's 11 more than the previous year.
There was also one less failure than the previous year, with just four beaches tested last summer failing to reach minimum water quality standards.