Peterhead (Lido)


Peterhead (Lido)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy town beach within Peterhead harbour.


Watersports are popular here, including Dinghy sailing. There are museums and shops within the town. There is also a golf course nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town or walk to nearby Buchan Ness. For details of walks in the area, Walk Highlands or Visit Aberdeen websites have more information:;

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection 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.


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Facilities at Peterhead (Lido)

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Lido Car Park is towards the southern part of the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information