Lyme Regis Front Beach

Dorset

Lyme Regis Front Beach
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The picturesque harbour town has an international reputation for its Jurassic cliffs containing a vast array of fossils, which may be found along the foreshore. It is also widely known as the setting for ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.

Activities

There is lots to do here from swimming, sailing, scuba diving, sea canoeing, power boating and water skiing to fishing, surfing and windsurfing. There is a children’s area and zoning for water sports.

Wildlife and Walks

There are walks from Undercliff to Seaton and via the beach to Charmouth. A coastal path guides visitors along the famous fossil-bearing cliffs. There are also many inland walks.

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 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

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

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

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 Lyme Regis Front Beach

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is parking for 500 cars - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on the beach from 1st April to 31st October. 1st November to 31st March dogs must be on leads.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 3rd 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.