Lowestoft (North of Claremont Pier)


Lowestoft (North of Claremont Pier)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Lowestoft’s beach north of Claremont is a fine sandy beach enjoyed by both visitors and the local community. Overlooked by seasonal and weekly-let beach chalets.


Swimming and water sports are popular. There’s also scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing here. There is zoning when necessary for water sports. Bowls and tennis are options nearby. There are many cafes and restaurants to chose from and enjoy a bite to eat.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a broad expanse of coastline to explore and a large variety of bird life in the area. There are dunes to the north which are excellent for spotting interesting migrant bird species and to the south of the beach is Carlton & Oulton Marshes, which is managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

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 Good

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.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
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 Lowestoft (North of Claremont Pier)

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is parking available off the B1532.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed on certain areas, please check beach signs.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 10th September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.