Eyemouth

The Borders

Eyemouth
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Poor
Advice against bathing   Advice against bathing

Today's forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are made at this site.

View latest forecast here.

Eyemouth is part seaside town part fishing village. It has a sheltered sandy beach with some rocks and plenty of rock pools and the town also hosts a working fishing harbour.

Activities

Popular for boating, golf and visits to the museum. The Herring Queen Festival happens here in July and the Lifeboat Weekend in August.

Wildlife and Walks

There is plenty to explore around this historic town. The Berwickshire Coastal Path runs past the beach, from Berwick to St Abbs.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th 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

Pollution risk forecasts are made at this site.

View latest forecast here.


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

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Eyemouth

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

There is parking on Harbour Road/Marine Parade.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.