Friday, July 26, 2019

20 Beaches In Bahamas Awarded The Top Rating

Coral Harbour Beach, inset, and Saunders Beach, main picture, are two of the beaches in The Bahamas awarded “green status’ by swimguide.org.

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

ABOUT 20 beaches in The Bahamas have received a "green status" meeting water quality standards that are safe for swimmers, according to an international swim guide website.

SwimGuide.org - which publishes the status of beaches around the world - released a status report following the latest water sample testings conducted in July by Save the Bays/Waterkeepers Bahamas.

The summer heat continues to drive people to the beach to cool off. Unfortunately, in Florida, some swimmers have contracted a flesh eating bacteria that has been blamed for recent deaths and severe hospitalisation of individuals in the United States.

To ensure that beaches are safe, Save the Bays/Waterkeepers Bahamas conduct ongoing monitoring of water quality at nearly 20 beach sites in The Bahamas, including Bimini, Grand Bahama, and in New Providence.  Read more >>