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Millisle
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Millisle Lagoon is a short sandy beach, attracting bathers. A jetty, slipways and paddling pool complement the lagoon area. Village of Millisle is a short walk with an amusement park, shops, pubs and an open-air salt-water swimming pool.

Activities

The beach and area is used for canoeing, bathing and there is a swimming pool and an amusement park nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Nearby attractions include Adams Park and Millisle Community Garden. The gorgeous Strangford Lough is nearby - for more information on walking there, Discover Northern Ireland has more information: https://www.discovernorthernireland.com/strangford/Walking-Strangford-Lough—A196

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th 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.


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

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Facilities at Millisle

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Free parking.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.