Dan is pleased to see bathing water at all of North Cornwall's beaches have been classed as excellent.
Environment Agency classifications which have recently been released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show that of 82 bathing waters tested across Cornwall all met the good standard and 75 met the excellent standard.
All of North Cornwall's beached that were tested - at Porthcothan, Treyarnon Bay, Constantine Bay, Mother Ivey's Bay, Harlyn Bay, Trevone Bay, Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand, Crackington Haven, Widemouth Sand, and Summerleave, Crooklets and Sandy Mouth in Bude - tested as excellent.
Commenting, Dan said, "Our beaches and bathing waters are hugely important - not only for local people and for our vital tourism businesses, but also for our environment and wildlife too.
I’m really pleased to see that all our local beaches here in North Cornwall have met the highest standards again this year. It is a testament to the hard work of local residents, businesses, South West Water, campaigners and organisations like Surfers Against Sewage and the Bude Cleaner Seas Project.
“I know that there continue to be some issues with sewage discharges in our area, and I am working with residents and campaigners locally and in Government to make sure that our beaches and bathing waters are of the highest possible quality.”