Goring Beach

West Sussex

Goring Beach
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

To the west of Goring-by-Sea. Fishing boats are hauled up on a sandy beach and a wide expanse of neatly mown grass is behind the beach. To the east of the beach, there are beach huts lining the seafront.


Popular activities here are swimming, sailing, jet-skiing, horse riding at low tide and kite flying.

Wildlife and Walks

Nearby is WWT’s Arundel Wetland Centre where they offer boat safaris. The RSPBs Adur Estuary is close also, thy have some fantastic bird species such as dunlin, lapwing and redshank.

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.


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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 Goring Beach

Food Food



Car park near Sea Lane Cafe.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information