Saturday, 19 April 2014

Shoebury Beaches Praised For Excellent Water Quality

I was delighted to hear this week that Shoebury Common and Shoebury East Beach were two of six Southend beaches to have been named in the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide for 2014.

Six of the Borough’s beaches have been listed as recommended, with two others reaching the mandatory standard.

The beaches listed as having excellent ‘recommended’ water quality are East Beach, Shoebury Common, Thorpe Bay, Three Shells, Westcliff Bay, and Chalkwell. Jubilee Beach and Bell Wharf are listed as reaching the satisfactory ‘mandatory’ standard.

The Marine Conservation Society recommended 538 out of 734 (73%) UK beaches tested during last summer as having excellent water quality – that’s 135 more than the previous year. There were also fewer failures, with just fourteen beaches tested last summer failing to reach minimum water quality standards. For a full list and further details please visit

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