Four ocean beaches – Terrigal, Avoca, Coogee and Malabar – found to be ‘not always suitable for swimming’, but 83% rated good or very good

Just four ocean beaches in all of New South Wales have been found to have poor water quality – but one is the very popular Coogee beach, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

According to an annual State of the Beaches report by the state government, 207 of the 248 sites assessed (83%) were graded as good or very good – stable since 2013, and up from 81% in 2012-13.

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Source: Guardian Environment