NSW beaches among best in the world

Published 15th October, 2014 in Tourism, Environment, Environment

NSW beaches are among the best in the world, says the latest State of the Beaches report.

Mona Vale Beach, Sydney
Mona Vale Beach, Sydney

The report’s annual scorecard shows that 97% of the 144 ocean beaches monitored by Beachwatch were graded as good or very good.

 The report also found:

  • 206 (83%) of the 249 monitored swimming locations were graded as very good or good, compared to 81% in 2012-2013.
  • 140 (97%) of the 144 monitored ocean beaches we graded as good or very good, compared to 96% in 2012-2013.
  • 54 (71%) of the 76 monitored estuarine beaches were graded as good or very good compared to 67% of estuarine beaches in 2012-13.

Beachwatch supports and coordinates monitoring programs for 11 councils along the NSW coast to make sure communities know where it is safe to swim, and where beaches can be improved. It also monitors 94 swimming spots in Sydney.

Published 15th October, 2014 in Tourism, Environment, Environment