Water quality at Chain Valley Bay and Cabbage Tree Bay has improved, but a NSW government scorecard shows some popular Central Coast swimming spots are dirtier than we think.
The annual State of the Beaches report, released on Monday, showed while 66 per cent of monitored swimming sites were considered to have acceptable water quality levels, two of the Coast's most popular summer destinations - Avoca Beach and Terrigal Beach - were the only beaches to be given a Poor ranking on the Coast.
Lagoons including Wamberal Lagoon, Terrigal Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Cockrone Lagoon were also ranked poor and at times unsuitable for swimming, even in dry conditions.
The good news is that the number of spots with acceptable water quality levels has increased for the second year in a row, up another 2% from last year. You can read the full report here.