Our Beaches Rated

You'll now be able to go online to find out which are the best beaches to go to in Norfolk and Suffolk

The Environment Agency has created new bathing water profiles which have links to the latest water quality results for each of the country's designated coastal and inland bathing sites.

They have been released to help people make more informed choices about the best locations to visit and enjoy, the agency said.

A record number of beaches and inland bathing waters in England and Wales reached the highest European standards in water quality last year, according to the Environment Agency.

More than eight in 10 beaches met the EU guideline standard across England and Wales - compared with just three in 10 in 1990.

In Suffolk and Norfolk, all of our beaches either acheived the minimum level or the higher one and none of them failed.

Ed Mitchell, Environment Agency director of environment and business, said: "Our new profiles provide the most comprehensive information yet on the cleanliness of bathing waters, helping the public to make more informed choices about the best locations to bathe.

A record number of beaches reached the highest European standards last year but we are not complacent. The Environment Agency is working hard to tackle all sources of pollution, alongside beach users, local authorities, farmers and water companies."

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