Great Yarmouth South


Great Yarmouth South
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Great Yarmouth is a lively and very traditonal seaside resort with gorgeous soft sand underfoot and with a multitude of entertainments and amusements to keep visitors busy. There are many cafes and restaurants lining the seafront.


There is plenty to do in any weather, with amusement arcades, nightclubs and the Pleasure Beach. There are boat trips from the harbour, organised football, trampolines, inflatable slides and bouncy castles plus crazy golf courses and theatres on the piers.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the long beach, promenade and piers. The RSPBS Berney Marshes and Breydon Water is to the east, which has some spectacular wildlife including golden plover, redshank and wigeon. The Waterside in Rollesby is north, 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

2018 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.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Great Yarmouth South

Food Food Toilets Toilets



There is a large car park of S Beach Parade - St Nicholas Car Park.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed during summer.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly