Only one Bridlington beach has failed to be included in the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide 2013.
Bridlington South Cliff has been marked as a ‘fail’ in the guide - but other beaches along the Bridlington coastline made it into the guide, including Flamborough’s Danes Dyke and Skipsea beaches which received the highest quality ‘recommended’ standard of bathing water quality.
The Marine Conservation Society, who publish the guide, have classed Bridlington South Cliff beach - classified as an area just north of Wilsthorpe beach, close to Bridlington Golf Club and the town’s Park and Ride site - as a fail.
Bridlington South Cliff beach may sound unfamiliar to locals, but it covers a small area just down from Bridlington south beach, which itself received a ‘mandatory’ rating in the guide.
It is not officially designated as a bathing site, but had been tested by the Environment Agency.
The Good Beach Guide uses sampling data collected by the UK environment agencies and local authorities during the previous summer to assess water quality at beaches.
Danes Dyke beach at Flamborough and Skipsea beaches got the highest ‘recommended’ rating, Bridlington north got the next highest ‘guideline’ rating, while Wilsthorpe, Fraisthorpe, Flamborough South Landing and Bridlington south beaches all received the minimum quality ‘mandatory’ rating.
See next week’s Free Press for more.