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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Swansea's beaches are top class says the Good Beach Guide 2013

The Good Beach Guide 2013 grants top award for water quality for 90% of beaches in Swansea.

image depicting Gower beaches
Gower beaches
People across the planet must be running out of superlatives for Swansea's beautiful beaches.
For hot on the heels of Rhossili Bay being named one of the world's best beaches comes news thatSwansea's beaches as a whole are among the UK's finest.
The Good Beach Guide 2013, produced by the Marine Conservation Society, gave 90% of Swansea's beaches their top award for water quality – second only to Lincolnshire and beating other coastal holiday hotspots like Pembrokeshire, Kent and Jersey.
It backs up a Swansea Council survey undertaken last year where 96.5% of people questioned said Swansea Bay's key strength is the quality of Gower's landscape.
Cllr Nick Bradley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: "This is yet more terrific news for Swansea Bay as a top place for people to visit. It will further raise the profile of our beaches within weeks of TripAdvisor naming Rhossili Bay as the tenth best beach in the world. We know that the TripAdvisor accolade meant interest in Rhossili soared in the week after their announcement and we hope the results of the Good Beach Guide will have a similar impact.
"We realise how lucky we are in Swansea to have such stunning scenery on our doorstep and that's why we often use images of our beauty spots to market the city as a visitor destination.
"The recent introduction of the All-Wales Coast Path and its important and stunning Gowersection is yet another great opportunity for raising awareness of our beautiful coastline."
Swansea Council's tourism service has just produced a new Beaches Guide promoting theSwansea Bay coastline in time for the start of the 2013 season. More than 100,000 copies have been produced that are now being distributed to organisations including tourist information centres across South Wales.

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