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Of the 75 coastal bathing waters tested around Wales, 24 passed the minimum standards required.
Some 19 bathing waters have met the excellent standard, 11 are classi-fied as good, three as sufficient and one as poor, new ratings show.
Until now 20 samples taken by the Environment Agency in any year have been used to establish if bathing waters meet the mandatory standard or the stricter guideline standard.
Until now, 20 samples taken by the Environment Agency have been used to establish if bathing waters meet either the mandatory standard or the stricter guideline standard.
Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales, Emyr Roberts, said: "It's great news that all of the Welsh bathing waters passed the quality test this year.
I am glad to see that the quality of Europe's bathing waters is consistently very high and continues to improve.
9% of all 93 coastal bathing waters in the country have met the mandatory water quality in 2013.
Coastal performed slightly better than inland bathing waters, the data shows.
Andy Schofield, from NRW, said: "We've done a lot of work to improve the quality of our bathing waters, and combined with huge investment by water companies, our bathing waters are now cleaner than they've been in over 20 years.
Whilst we did experience some great weather in June and July, August and September brought some very heavy downpours so it would seem the new infrastructure is managing that pollution risk and better protecting our bathing waters.
People can find out information on bathing waters either on the Environment Agency website or at Bathing Water Data Explorer website www.
One of the major threats to bathing water quality is overflow pipes, which discharge raw sewage into rivers and the sea when heavy rain overloads the system with water from street drains.
Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said: "I am glad to see that the quality of Europe's bathing waters remains high, although there is room for improvement.
A record number of beaches and inland bathing waters in England and Wales reached the highest European standards in water quality last year, according to the Environment Agency.
In 2008 the number of bathing waters monitored increased by some 75 sites.