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Date published: 22nd November 2018

The fantastic quality of the bathing water around the North Norfolk coast has once again been officially recognised.

Earlier this year, the district was awarded Blue Flags for six of its beaches, and no district in England has more. The government has now informed North Norfolk District Council that the water off all six of those beaches – at Cromer, East Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling, Sheringham and West Runton – is deemed to be “excellent”.

The classifications are based on data collected by the Environment Agency and will be officially in place for next year. It means the six beaches are well placed ahead of applications to renew their Blue Flag awards, with water quality one of the key measures under the Blue Flag scheme.

A spokesman for North Norfolk District Council said: “This is great news, and confirms once again that this is one of the best seaside destinations in the country.

“The Blue Flag awards already show just how clean and safe our beaches are, but these bathing-water ratings are the icing on the cake for us.”

Last updated: 22nd November 2018