All Yorkshire beaches meet bathing standards!

Published: Friday 15th Nov 2013

It has been announced this week that all 20 of Yorkshire's beaches have met the required standard for the quality of their bathing water! This stems from the initiative setup by the Yorkshire Bathing Water Partnership to improve the quality of the bathing water along the coast. The Partnership consists of Yorkshire Water, local councils, the Environment Agency and the Welcome to Yorkshire tourist board. This is great news for Yorkshire's beaches as 16 of them also met the European standard.

The results are based upon tests which were carried out this summer and show an improvement upon those from last year. This is a great confidence boost for both visitors and locals alike. Yorkshire has many beaches which attract thousands of tourists each year including, Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay and Bridlington.

For more information about the tests and data collected by the Environment Agency please click here.