Blyth South Beach


Blyth South Beach
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A long strip of golden sands with a promenade and bandstand situated to the south of Blyth Harbour. The photo shows Blyth marina.


The waves are good for surfing. Shore anglers use the beach during the winter. There is a yacht club, surf school and places to eat along the seafront. A full program of activities and events take place throughout spring and summer – the local authority has more information.

Wildlife and Walks

Look out for porpoises, dolphins and grey seals! This is also an excellent place to spot migrant birds in autumn and spring.

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

No water quality warning issued

25 May 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

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

Facilities at Blyth South Beach

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



Parking available next to the beach, off the A193.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

The beach is cleaned regularly.