Blackpool Central

Lancashire

Blackpool Central
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Blackpool is possibly the most established seaside resort in the UK. It’s brightly-lit promenade and three large piers boast funfairs, amusements and entertainments. There is a sandy beach and the town retains a bustling lively atmosphere.

Activities

Swimming is popular. Visit the funfair, go up the Blackpool Tower or stroll along the promenade, which runs along the length of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a sea life centre and museum. A huge project on a new seafront at Blackpool is currently underway - a government-funded initiative to regenerate the resort. Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve is not far away.

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

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

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 Blackpool Central

Food Food Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is pay parking, in peak times this could be a short walk from the beach. A park and ride service is available.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly

Lifeguards

None.