Bridlington South Beach

East Riding of Yorkshire

Bridlington South Beach
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The beach is predominantly sandy. The beach is backed by the Bridlington foreshore and town. There are chalets and a children’s paddling pool adjacent to the beach.


Walking and family activities are the main use for this beach. There are volleyball nets available for use by the public. Donkey rides are available. The harbour is to the north of the beach, where there are plenty of places to eat out.

Wildlife and Walks

There are historic walks around the town and there is excellent walking along the Heritage Coast, where you’ll find incredible views. Flamborough Head is north of the beach. Explore Yorkshire WTs reserve there - Flamborough Cliffs - and further around the headland is RSPBs Bempton Cliffs.

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

21 July 2018

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


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Tide times

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Facilities at Bridlington South Beach

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is both FREE and pay and display parking.

Dog restrictions


Dogs ban in place 1st May to 30th September.

Beach cleaning

The beach is mechanically raked daily from May to September and manually litter is picked when required.



Dates and times

Service provided by RNLI

Daily: 10.00-18.00

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