Caister Point


Caister Point
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This sandy and pebbly beach continues for miles, just north of The Broads, it is backed by dunes and low sandy cliffs. Caister-on-Sea is a small family beach resort with all the usual facilities and entertainments but is quieter than its southern neighbour - Great Yarmouth.


There is horse riding and a golf course nearby. Great Yarmouth racecourse is near Caister-on-Sea. There are places to eat out or have some fish and chips nearby. Scroby Sands Wind Farm sits just offshore. Visit the Caister Lifeboat Station which has a visitor centre.

Wildlife and Walks

Stroll along the long beach or explore the dunes. The RSPBS Berney Marshes and Breydon Water is south, which has some spectacular wildlife including golden plover, redshank and wigeon. The Waterside in Rollesby is north, where you can survey the fabulous Trinity Broads from the bird hide.

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

2018 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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

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Facilities at Caister Point

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



There is a large car park off Beach Road.

Dog restrictions


This is a dog friendly beach.

Beach cleaning

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