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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Druridge bay is long wide bay stretching from Cresswell in the south to Amble in the north. A shallow beach, wide at low tide and backed by extensive dunes and surrounded by meadows, woodland and lakes.


A popular spot for water sports enthusiasts, horse riders, cyclists and walkers. There are several reserves behind the dunes, including: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park, Local Nature Reserve, which is to the north of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Coastal walks are possible - there are marked routes starting behind the dunes to the north of Cresswell and also north is a National Trust area. The centre of the beach is sometimes used by naturists.

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.


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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

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Facilities at Cresswell

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Parking available close to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information