Gorleston Beach

Norfolk

Gorleston Beach
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Just south of the pier, this 3km beach is formed by a large expanse of sand backed by a sea wall with timber groynes. There are restaurants and many cafes to the north of the beach.

Activities

Swimming, fishing and water sports are popular, including: surfing, sailing and windsurfing. There are also children’s areas.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the coast footpaths. East of the beach is the RSPBS Berney Marshes and Breydon Water, which has some spectacular wildlife including golden plover, redshank and wigeon. Further north is The Waterside in Rollesby where you can survey the fabulous Trinity Broads from the bird hide.

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 Excellent

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.

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

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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 Gorleston Beach

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is a car park off Lower Esplanade.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily by the council.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 13th May - 17th September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.