Fisherrow - East

East Lothian

Fisherrow - East
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Fisherrow sands is a large sandy bay situated in Musselburgh, a few miles east of Edinburgh. The beach has a tidal harbour and is the mouth of the river Esk. The adjacent golf course, now within the racecourse, dates back to circa 1672.

Activities

The old golf course will rent wicker canes and old style balls to give the experience of playing golf as it used to be played. There is yacht club here.

Wildlife and Walks

Plenty to explore around Musselburgh. For details of walks in the area, visit this site: http://www.visiteastlothian.org/activities/walking

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.

Weather

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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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Fisherrow - East

Food Food Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.