Clacton (Groyne 41)

Essex

Clacton (Groyne 41)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Poor
Advice against bathing   Advice against bathing

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Famous for the Clacton pier, built in 1877. Clacton’s sandy beach now attracts families to its huge range of traditional seaside entertainments.

Activities

As well as the sandy beach you can visit the aquarium, shops, amusement arcades and rides. Water sports are popular here. Chose from the multitude of restaurants behind the pier.

Wildlife and Walks

North east of the beach is Great Holland Pits Nature Reserve, a former gravel pit, which has many plants and birds including Nightingale, kingfisher, Coot, Little Grebe, Woodcock and Long eared Owls - Essex Wildlife Trust have more information.

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 Poor
Advice against bathing   Advice against bathing

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.

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

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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 Clacton (Groyne 41)

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Free and pay parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

This is a dog friendly beach but please check beach signs for possible seasonal restrictions.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.