Hythe

Kent

Hythe
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A steep pebble beach with some shingle at the rear. At low tide the flat part of the beach is exposed. A promenade runs behind the beach.

Activities

Swimming is popular here. The Hythe festival spans the 1st to 10th July each year. Visit Brockhill Country Park which is a short drive away.

Wildlife and Walks

The Royal Military Canal Path forms part of the Saxon Shoreway - a long distance footpath. Ham Street Woods National Nature Reserve is west of the beach, an ancient woodland where you can hear the sound of nightingales or be lucky and spot hawfinches.

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

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Hythe

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

There are various public car parks in Hythe town centre.

Dog restrictions

 

Seasonal restrictions may apply, please see signs for more information.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.