North Yorkshire

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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

Reightons sandy beach forms part of the larger Filey Bay, situated on the east coast of Yorkshire. This is a popular beach with visitors to the nearby Haven Holiday park.


Swimming and walking are popular here. Sandwiched between Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast (south), North York Moors National Park (north) & Howardian Hills AONB (west), the walking here couldn’t be better. Forge Valley Woods is about 10 miles away (north) and has guided walks.

Wildlife and Walks

Stroll along this long beach which stretches for miles in both directions. The Cleveland Way and the Centenary Way walking and cycling routes run past Filey Brigg Country Park to the north. The RSPB’s Bempton Cliffs is south of the beach. Whales and dolphins have been spotted near the coast here!

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
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
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

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Facilities at Reighton

Campsite Campsite



The car park is a short walk from the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information