Beadnell

Northumberland

Beadnell
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Part of the Northumberland Coast AONB, this is a horseshoe shaped golden sandy beach backed by sand dunes. The adjacent Beadnell harbour is the only west-facing harbour on the east coast of England - a perfect spot for watching the sun go down.

Activities

Swimming, windsurfing, sea canoeing and sailing are popular - or try a spot of beach cricket!

Wildlife and Walks

During the summer months, the middle of the bay is home to hundreds of arctic terns as well as a few of the rare little terns, the site is wardened by the National Trust. There are many walks in the area and organised walks are held throughout the year.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Beadnell

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is a car park by the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned occasionaly.

Lifeguards

None.