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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Flat firm sandy beaches between a series of timber groynes. The beach is backed by sloping cliffs. This is a quiet family resort with beach huts lining the seafront.


Swimming and water sports are popular, including: sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing. There is zoning for water sports activities.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore nearby Holland Haven Country Park and coastline - an excellent area to spot migrant birds. Great Holland Pits Nature Reserve is south of the beach - a former gravel pit, which has many plants and birds including Nightingale, kingfisher, Coot, Little Grebe, Woodcock and Long eared Owl.

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

2018 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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Facilities at Frinton

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Parking is available along the Esplanade.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning