A new interactive map has revealed how much sewage has been dumped on our favourite beaches.

The interactive map created by the publishers of the County Times has rated each bathing spot in the UK based on the sewage being dumped in the local water being rated as excellent, good sufficient or poor.

The map shows that almost all of the beaches in Mid Wales were rated at the highest rating of “excellent” with only Aberystwyth North and Clarach South falling below that to be rated as only “good”.

In Wales only one beach received the lowest rating of poor, which was the Marine Lake in Rhyl – one of only four locations to receive such a rating in the UK.

The map uses sewage data from 2022 from the UK Environment Agency (England), SEPA (Scotland), Welsh Gov (Wales) and NI Gov (NI).

The issue of sewage has been prominent this last week after UK water companies, including Welsh Water, issued apologies for the issues regarding sewage in the water and said they were committed to biggest modernisation of sewers “since the Victorian era.”