Felpham

West Sussex

Felpham
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A mostly sandy beach backed by a promenade. There is a slipway at the beach. Felpham Sailing Club operates from here. A Cafe and restaurant nearby provide some refreshments.

Activities

There’s lots of popular activities here, including: swimming, scuba diving, surfing, sea canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, fishing and snorkeling and there is a children’s area. There are tennis courts behind the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

The south coast cycle route is nearby. Bersted Brooks Local Nature Reserve is behind Bognor Regis, which has some wonderful flowers and wildlife from the early purple orchid to water voles. To the south west is the RSPB’s, Pagham Harbour, which has Black-tailed godwit, little tern and Pintail.

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 Sufficient

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 forecasts will resume on 1st May

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
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 Felpham

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is car parking at a charge.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

None.