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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy beach and well developed resort which is situated near the mouth of the Humber estaury. Cleethorpes is popular for beach sports and with families. Local attractions include a promenade and Victorian gardens, arcades and leisure centre.


Water sports are popular here such as: swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and jet skiing. Cleethorpes Boating Lake, park and garden are to the south of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Spurn Heritage Coast is on the otherside of the Humber and Lincolnshire Wolds AONB covers a huge area to the west. There are two spectacular nature reserves to the south which tumble into each other: Donna Nook & Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve.

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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Potential hazards at this beach

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Facilities at Cleethorpes

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Parking available - free and pay.

Dog restrictions


Dog restrictions apply.

Beach cleaning

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