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Wales' beach water quality boosted by dry summer

More beaches in Wales have been recommended for their excellent water quality with fewer failing minimum standards, the Good Beach Guide says.

The dry summer in 2013 was credited for tests showing 109 out of 152 leading Welsh beaches classed as excellent by the Marine Conservation Society, up 11.

Beaches which would not have met minimum EU bathing water standard in 2013 fell from five to four, it said.

The MCS hoped it would boost tourism after pollution due to wet summers.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 15 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales