Clean Beaches in Sussex

28 May 2010, 05:31 | Updated: 28 May 2010, 06:23

18 of Sussex's Beaches have been voted as some of the best in the country for swimming in this year's Good Beach Guide.

The Marine Conservation Society have tested the water at beaches across the country between May and September last year and the South East remains one of the best performing regions with 65% of beaches being Recommended by the MCS.

There are various different awards to recognise beaches, but MCS is the only scheme that focuses entirely on water quality standards and the risk of sewage pollution.

MCS will only recommend beaches in the Good Beach Guide if they are better than the Guideline European water quality standard and are not affected by inadequately treated continuous sewage discharge.

Find out if your local beach has got the highest standards of water quality according to the Marine Conservation Society

The beaches in East Sussex that have been recommended are:

  • Birling Gap
  • Brighton Central Palace Pier
  • Camber
  • Cooden Beach
  • Eastbourne
  • Hove
  • Hove West
  • Newhaven West
  • Pevensey Bay
  • Saltdean
  • Seaford
  • Southwick
  • Winchelsea

The beaches in West Sussex that have been recommended are:

  • Bracklesham Bay
  • Felpham
  • Pagham
  • Selsey
  • West Wittering

Other beaches in Sussex that aren't mentioned above were either awarded Guideline status (Good water quality standard only) or got a Basic Pass (minimum water quality requirement) - no beaches in Sussex failed the checks.