East Sussex

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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

23 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A traditional south coast seaside resort with good facilities and a mainly shingle beach where low tide exposes some sand.


There’s lots going on here from crazy golf and bowls, to bathing and water sports, such as: windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and jet-skiing. There is zoning for water sports.

Wildlife and Walks

Stroll along the promenade and explore the town. There is the National cycle route 2 to pevensey. Fairly close (by car) are National Trust sites - Birling Gap and Cuckmere valley. Rye Harbour is further north (Sussex Wildlife Trust).

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 Good

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

No water quality warning issued

23 July 2018

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


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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

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Facilities at Bexhill

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Pay parking including disabled spaces can be found adjacent to the beach and on the roads nearby.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.