MABLETHORPE and Sutton on Sea’s ‘wonderful’ beaches have once again been given the highest praise for their sea water quality.
In the annual report issued by the Marine Conservation Society, the two along with Anderby and Moggs Eye have been named as having ‘excellent’ quality water.
Overall 516 beaches were given the quality status, 55 more than last year.
East Lindsey District Council’s portfolio holder for the economy, Coun Craig Leyland, said such awards proved the area’s offer of tourism was ‘one of the best’.
“Our wonderful beaches are a really important part of the visitor offer in East Lindsey and it is great news that they’ve once again made the Good Beach Guide for the cleanliness of the sea water,” he said.
“We are proud of this success and must continue to develop the offer along the coastal strip and inland to ensure that when visitors come they have access to great facilities and attractions and ensure that they want to come again time and time again.
“A quality holiday experience is vital in supporting our tourism economy and this is another acknowledgment that our offer is one of the best.”
The MCS work with local authorities to take weekly samples of sea water during the summer bathing season.
But beaches face far more stringent tests when a new directive comes into force in 2015 with initial samples being taken as early as this summer.
“It’s really important that local authorities, water companies and environmental regulators don’t become complacent and take their collective feet off the pedal,” warned MCS coastal pollution officer Rachel Wyatt.
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