Mapped: Latest UK bathing water quality ratings

Is the water at your favourite beach clean?

Under the provisions of the Bathing Water Directive, more than 21,000 bathing waters are monitored in Europe each season, with nearly 650 of these in the UK. Nearly two-thirds of the UK's bathing waters (63.2%) were categorised as being of “excellent” status in 2018, says a report published by the European Environment Agency.

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