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3 May 2012

Water quality results provide added boost for Cornwall tourism

Water quality tests undertaken by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) across the West Country region have returned positive results, particularly for the Cornish based beaches.

According to the Good Beach Guide, launched by the MCS today, water quality was described as ‘gold standard’ at 119 of the 153 beaches, whilst only two failed, both based in Devon.

The results are an added boost to Cornwall’s booming tourism sector, which is reliant on an excellent array of beaches dotted around the county’s stunning coastline.

Head of Tourism at VisitCornwall Malcom Bell said: “This is a great advert for Cornwall and the timing couldn't be better because people are thinking about where to book their holidays now. A key part of coming to Cornwall is going on the beaches and bathing in the sea. Having a clean reputation is an endorsement of Cornwall as a healthy place to visit."

Why not check out some of the fantastic beaches available along the county’s stunning coastline and combine your Cornish experience with a stay in some luxury accommodation in Cornwall, the perfect base for a British vacation.

Image credit: Kai Hendry

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