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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A pleasant gently shelving shingle beach overlooked by wide flat grass. There’s plenty of restaurants and cafes to enjoy a bite to eat or drink.


Activities include: swimming, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and water skiing. Lee on Solent Sailing Club and Elmore Angling Club operate here. Zoning of water sports is in place.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a promenade from Elmore Angling Club in the East to Daedalus Slipway in the West. There is also a pleasant open grassland cliff top walk - start at Elmore Angling Club car park. To the north is Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve - Hampshire County Council provide more information.

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.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
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 Lee-on-Solent

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



Large car park by the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are welcome but please check beach signs for restrictions.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.


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