Summer is on the way, hopefully… but tourists are being warned that some of the beaches across the UK are to be avoided due to heavy rainfall causing a sewage overflow into the sea. People are being urged to not to swim at the affected beaches as they can cause skin infections.
Surfers Against Sewage, a marine conservation charity, issued the warning and published a map showing which beaches are to avoid around the country.
Surfers Against Sewage issued the warning and published an interactive map showing the beaches to avoid around the country. The interactive map tracks real-time sewage overflows and monitors the water quality of more than 400 locations around the UK rivers and coastline.
Yorkshire beaches currently included in the list are, Redcar, Marske, Saltburn, Scarborough North Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay. Tourists are advised to head to Blue Flag beaches instead, which the UK has 182.
Over 100 beaches had a sewage warning back in 2020 due to heavy rain, and over 400k for rivers, which was a 37% increase on the previous year 2019.
Check out the interactive map to keep up to date.