Beaches to be Blacklisted for Swimming


The Telegraph reports: “European Union rules are posing a threat to the chances of enjoying a healthy dip in the sea at more than 50 of England’s most treasured beaches, as they are at risk of being blacklisted as unsafe for swimming.”


“The Environment Agency has warned that the beaches, listed among the 500 bathing sites around the country, are unlikely to meet new water cleanliness standards that come into force in 2015.”


Full list of 55 beaches at risk of failing bathing water regulations


Spittal, Northumberland

Seaham Hall Beach, County Durham

Seaton Carew North, Hartlepool

Seaton Carew Centre, Hartlepool

Saltburn, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire

Staithes, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Clacton Groyne 41, Clacton on Sea, Essex

Southend Jubilee, Southend on Sea, Essex

Walpole Bay, Margate, Kent

Hastings, East Sussex

Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

Lyme Regis Church Cliff Beach, Dorset

Seaton, South Devon

Ladram Bay, South Devon

Budleigh Salterton, South Devon

Teignmouth Town, South Devon

Torre Abbey, Torquay, South Devon

Paignton Sands, Torbay, South Devon

Mothecombe, South Devon

Wembury, South Devon

Seaton, Cornwall

East Looe, Cornwall

Crinnis Golf Links, East Looe, Cornwall

Gorran Haven, Little Perhaver, Cornwall

Porthluney, Cornwall

Mounts Bay Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall

Porth, Newquay, Cornwall

Instow, North Devon

Ilfracombe Wildersmouth, North Devon

Ilfracombe Hele, North Devon

Combe Martin, North Devon

Burnham Jetty North, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Weston-super-Mare Uphill Slipway, North Somerset

Ainsdale, Sefton, Merseyside

St Annes, Lytham Saint Annes, Lancashire

St Annes North, Lytham Saint Annes, Lancashire

Blackpool South, Lancashire

Blackpool Central, Lancashire

Blackpool North, Lancashire

Cleveleys, Lancashire

Fleetwood, Lancashire

Heysham Half Moon Bay, Lancashire

Morecambe South, Lancashire

Morecambe North, Lancashire

Biggar Bank, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Sandy Gap, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

West Shore, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Roanhead, Cumbria

Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria

Haverigg, Cumbria

Seascale, Cumbria

Allonby, Cumbria

Silloth, Cumbria

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