Do the words ‘British seaside’ conjure up images of shingle, sewage and safety concerns, crying kids and dying sealife?
Take a look at www.goodbeachguide.co.uk this site could either confirm or disprove your preconceptions.
It’s been relaunched to deliver the results of a recent survey of UK beaches by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), which it does in the form of a Google map. The 370 beaches recommended by the MCS for excellent water quality are marked with yellow pins; those that didn’t make the grade have red pins.
Each marker is accompanied by a description, photograph and details, such as whether the beach is lifeguard-protected. It’s an excellent idea but the execution is rather dull and there are glaring gaps in many of the entries.