Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire’s bathing waters among the cleanest and safest in Europe

Newly released statistics have shown that the Lincolnshire coast has some of the cleanest and safest bathing waters in England, meaning that you are in luck if you fancy a quick dip this winter.

All nine official swimming spots in the county received ratings of either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, meaning that Lincolnshire provides some of the cleanest and safest waters in not just country, but all of Europe.

Skegness, Ingoldmells South, Chapel St Leonards, Anderby, Moggs Eye, Mablethorpe Town, Sutton-on-Sea and Humberston Fitties all achieved the highest grade of ‘excellent’, while Cleethorpes achieved the second-best rating of ‘good’.

Water quality has dramatically improved across the whole of England with 92% of the country’s 413 bathing spots achieving a top grade. Up from just 28% in the early 1990s.

Leading the effort is the Environment Agency who ensure the waters are maintained and strive to reduce pollution by working alongside the public.

Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency, said: “Maintaining such high water quality standards at English beaches is a huge success and a credit to all those individuals and organisations working hard to keep our bathing waters clean.

“Water quality has improved significantly over the last two decades – but to protect and enhance water quality even further we will need everyone to take the small actions that will help.”