Brits must avoid 83 UK beaches with yacht ponds and splash pools as sh*t happens

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    UK residents have been warned not to swim at many British beaches in recent days.

    Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have issued the alert for river and seaside destinations claiming rainfall has lead to contamination of the waterways.

    The charity monitors water quality around Britain and lets people know when to avoid swimming.

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    Around 83 swimming hotspots have been highlighted as dangerous.

    SAS created a map showing the beaches and rivers affected by sewage and which you should avoid, reports DailyMail.

    Gorleston Beach in Norfolk – a stunning stretch of coast that has a 4.5 TripAdvisor rating – was found to be contaminated.

    The huge bay has a wide, sandy beach with a yacht pond, children’s splash pas and various shops and cafes which make it popular in warm weather.

    Unfortunately, the charity stated: “Gorleston-on-Sea became popular in Edwardian times and is still a busy seaside resort.

    “A number of sewer overflows discharge into the River Yare that flows to the sea at the northern end of the beach.”

    There are plenty of other beaches affected too.

    Sheerness, all the way on the Isle of Sheppey, is a wide and open pebble beach which is lovely in summertime, but was included in the warning list.

    Bognor Regis best known for its holiday resorts and steep sandy bay was affected too.

    Folkestone in Kent and Southend Jubilee Beach in Essex both received warnings too – you may want to stay on the promenade and avoid the water for now.

    Holiday hotspots for staycations including Scarborough, Whitby, Seaham. Blackpool, Brighton and Whitstable were all deemed hazardous too.

    Across the sea on the Isle of Wight beaches like Cowes were also affected.

    Swimming or bathing in sewage can cause people to pick up illnesses – and nobody wants to get sick from the beach.

    SAS said: “When it comes to living in the UK, s**t happens. And far too much of it in our waterscapes.

    “Untreated sewage and wastewater regularly gush from thousands of sewer overflows around the country. It stinks.

    “Add to that the impact of severe rainfall – which churns all manner of unknown pollutants into the ocean from farming, septic tanks, roads and urban areas – and it’s not a pretty picture.”

    Beaches currently deemed hazardous:

    1. Dhoon Bay
    2. Spittal
    3. Warkworth
    4. Amble Links
    5. Druridge Bay North
    6. Druridge Bay South
    7. Blyth South Beach
    8. Tynemouth Cullercoats
    9. Seaham Hall Beach
    10. Seaham Beach
    11. Seaton Carew North
    12. Redcar Coatham
    13. Redcar Granville
    14. Redcar Stray
    15. Marske Sands
    16. Saltburn
    17. Whitby
    18. Scarborough North Bay
    19. Scarborough South Bay
    20. Bridlington South Beach
    21. Heacham
    22. Gorleston Beach
    23. Southend Three Shells
    24. Southend Jubilee Beach
    25. Sheerness Canterbury
    26. Minster Leas
    27. Leysdown
    28. West Beach, Whitstable
    29. Tankerton
    30. Herne Bay Central
    31. Herne Bay
    32. Sandgate
    33. Hythe
    34. St Marys Bay (Kent)
    35. St Leonards
    36. Bexhill
    37. Normans Bay
    38. Pevensey Bay
    39. Seaford
    40. Saltdean
    41. Brighton Kemptown
    42. Brighton Central – Brighton
    43. Hove Lawn
    44. Littlehampton
    45. Bognor Regis East
    46. Bognor Regis (Aldwick)
    47. Pagham
    48. Langstone Harbour
    49. Eastney
    50. Southsea East
    51. Stokes Bay
    52. Ryde
    53. Seagrove
    54. St Helens
    55. Bembridge
    56. Whitecliff Bay
    57. Yaverland
    58. Sandown
    59. Shanklin
    60. Lee-on-Solent
    61. Hillhead
    62. Cowes
    63. Gurnard
    64. Colwell Bay
    65. Totland Bay
    66. Pentewan
    67. Dunster North West
    68. Weston Main
    69. Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay
    70. Wharfe at Cromwheel – Ilkley Bathing Water
    71. Southport
    72. St Annes
    73. St Annes North
    74. Blackpool South
    75. Blackpool Central
    76. Blackpool North
    77. Bispham
    78. Cleveleys
    79. Fleetwood
    80. Morecambe North
    81. Walney Biggar Bank
    82. Walney Sandy Gap
    83. Walney West Shore


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