Grange-over-Sands & Kents Bank


Grange-over-Sands & Kents Bank
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

The stretch of coastline is on the edge of Morecambe Bay. This is often the starting point for guided walks across the bay. Please note - this is not a sandy beach, there is salt marsh and water channels so all walks should only be attempted with a guide.


There is excellent coastal walking and guided walks across Morecambe Bay. A good spot for fishing.

Wildlife and Walks

To the east, across the bay, there are some fabulous nature reserves and the Arnside & Silverdale AONB. The RSPB’s Leighton Moss reserve and visitor centre is also here.

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.


There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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

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Facilities at Grange-over-Sands & Kents Bank

Campsite Campsite Food Food Shops Shops



Parking is available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information