Chris Lyttle MLA said: “While these results are quite positive there’s most definitely room for improvement.
“Our beaches play an important role in tourism and keeping them to EU standards is vital to help bring in tourists and boost local economies. Our beaches and coastlines are the jewel in the crown of our tourism industry.
“Each of these beaches are also areas that are very valued by the local community in terms of the scenery and leisure elements they provide. It’s is of paramount importance that our beaches are maintained to their highest possible standards by government.”