THEY are as good as they look and that's official!
Our wonderful beaches are being recognised yet again for their good water quality and facilities thanks to the Keep Wales Tidy Seaside Awards 2014.
All who live in the Swansea Bay and Camarthenshire region have long since known about our stunning coastline but now that our water quality has been praised it is hoped that even more tourists will visit the area.
In total a magnificent seven beaches have been praised, four in Swansea, two in Camarthenshire and one in Neath Port Talbot.
The Seaside Award, run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy, recognises beaches that have good public facilities, water quality, safety and management.
Welcoming the news Tourism Swansea Bay chairman Tony McGetrick said: "We are obviously delighted, a lot of hard work has gone into achieving these awards, this sort of thing doesn't happen by accident.
"Swansea as a destination practically relies upon water and nature, not just for swimming but surfing and kayaking, a range of water sports, and it's a big positive for people to know that they are in a clean environment."
Mr McGetrick added that there was new optimism for tourism in the area.
"Everything is looking very positive," he said.
Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources, said: "I am delighted that Wales has scooped so many awards for its coast, ranking Welsh beaches among the best in the world. The array of awards reflects the diversity of our beautiful coastline, which is enjoyed by our communities and the millions of visitors to Welsh beaches each year."
The magnificent seven are Bracelet Bay, Caswell, Langland and Port Eynon on Gower, Cefn Sidan and Pendine in Carmarthenshire and Aberafan Slip in Neath Port Talbot.