Christchurch Steamer Point

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Christchurch Steamer Point
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A 24 acre cliff top designated local nature reserve situated next to Friars Cliff. There is a sandy beach located beneath the cliff top. The beach has been designated as an area for water sports. No wheelchair access.

Activities

Popular here is swimming, canoeing, jet skiing and windsurfing. There is zoning for water sports.

Wildlife and Walks

Christchurch Coastal Path - The path runs the full length of the Christchurch coastline from Chewton Bunny to Mudeford Quay.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

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 Not tested

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.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


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 Christchurch Steamer Point

Parking

 

Pay parking for 200 cars.

Dog restrictions

 

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.