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Less than half of NI beaches pass swim test

Less than half of all beaches in Northern Ireland surveyed for this year's Good Beach Guide are recommended for swimming.

The water on three beaches - Ballyholme, Newcastle and Cranfield Bay - failed to meet even the basic standard.

The overall results were marginally better than last year with 10% more beaches being recommended.

Across the UK, only the Isle of Man was worse than Northern Ireland.

  • 26 May 2011