In Yorkshire we're spoilt for choice when it comes to getting the bucket and spade out.
We've some of the most popular coastal resorts in the UK, including Flamborough Head and the country's oldest seaside resort at Scarborough where I rent a beach chalet and do me knitting and our Eric makes the brews. We also like a trip up to Whitby for a nice fish supper.
I've holidayed on the Yorkshire Coast every summer since I was a young lass and the water has never been cleaner. I mentioned this to Edna and she pointed out that Yorkshire Water's multi-million pound investment has helped keep coastal bathing water clean. Well I never!
That's right Mary, and the revised Bathing Water Directive (RBWD) comes into force in 2015 and requires an 'excellent' standard to be met for bathing water quality before Blue Flag certificates can be considered.
They're investing £110 million by 2015 to help improve the standard of Yorkshire's coastal waters so you'll be able to slip on your bikini and go for a swim.
What's a bikini, Edna, a tropical fruit?
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Welcome to Yorkshire website