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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Fraisthorpe is a sandy beach backed by low clay cliffs and forms a part of the miles of sweeping sands of Bridlington bay. There is no wheelchair access to the beach but the carpark is almost at beach level.


Family beach activities, dog walking, horse riding, kite surfing, kite buggies and fishing are popular on this beach. There is a café on site.

Wildlife and Walks

For incredible views, walk along the coast, to the north of the beach, and reach Flamborough Head. Explore Yorkshire WTs reserve there - Flamborough Cliffs - and further around the headland is RSPBs Bempton Cliffs.

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 Good

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.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
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

Facilities at Fraisthorpe

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



Limited camping, parking and toilets facilities available at Auburn farm.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

The beach is cleaned when necessary.