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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Haverigg is a small fishing village near the mouth of Duddon Sands. With a lake and nature reserve nearby, this gorgeous sandy beach is hugely popular with families.


Boating, windsurfing, walking and bird watching are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

The RSPBs Hodbarrow Nature Reserve is on the eastern shore of the lake and the Cumbria Coastal Way runs past the beach. Be rewarded with stunning views when walking to the summit of Black Combe fell, which is not far from the coast.

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 Sufficient

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
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Haverigg

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



Parking is available close to the beach.

Dog restrictions


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Beach cleaning

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