It wasn’t too long ago when we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of summer. Temperatures in the county were hotter than Ibiza, and people headed out with friends and family to bathe in the glorious sunshine.
We’re lucky to have lots of options in Kent when it comes open public spaces to enjoy. Many people like to head to some of the county’s best parks, while others flock to the coast to spend the day by the seaside.
Once you’ve arrived, there’s no better way to cool down than by going for a splash in the sea. For all the registered sites in the county, the quality of beach and bathing water is measured by the Environment Agency.
Weekly assessments are carried out every year between the months of May to September. The beaches are then ranked as either excellent, good, sufficient or poor.
KentLive has put together a list of all the registered bathing areas on the Environment Agency’s website along with their water quality ratings. Those ranked as ‘excellent’ were awarded three stars, while those rated ‘sufficient’ were given just one star.
List in full
Botany Bay, Broadstairs – Excellent
Stone Bay, Broadstairs – Excellent
Viking Bay, Broadstairs – Sufficient
Folkestone – Excellent
Hythe – Excellent
Joss Bay, Broadstairs – Excellent
Margate Fulsam Rock – Excellent
Margate The Bay – Excellent
Minnis Bay, Birchington – Excellent
Sandgate – Excellent
Sandwich Bay – Excellent
St Margaret’s Bay – Excellent
St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate – Excellent
Walpole Bay, Margate – Excellent
West Bay, Westgate – Excellent
Westbrook Bay, Margate – Excellent
Deal Castle – Good
Dymchurch – Good
Littlestone – Good
Ramsgate Sands – Good
Ramsgate Western Undercliffe – Good
St Mary’s Bay – Sufficient
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Article Source: Kent Live