Bispham

Lancashire

Bispham
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A long beach with a split-level promenade and sand at low tide. Although very close to Blackpool, Bispham tends to consider itself as a separate town and is much quieter than its lively neighbour.

Activities

Boating, flying a kite and coastal walks.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a promenade and coastal path. There are several nature reserves in the area: Wyre Estuary Country Park, Fleetwood Marsh and Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve.

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

25 May 2018

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

Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

Click here to visit the Met Office website to search for a nearby location

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Bispham

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking is available though there is a charge and in busy periods it may be a short walk from the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.