Sandsend

North Yorkshire

Sandsend
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts and the cliffs provide shelter for the casual beach goer.

Activities

Boating and sailing are popular here. There are whale watching trips which leave from Whitby.

Wildlife and Walks

On the Cleveland Way Trail which offers off-road cycling and cliff-top walks. Surrounded by North York Moors National Park, this stunning area is fantastic for walking. Whitby is not far and its gorgeous Abbey is well worth visiting and is managed by English Heritage.

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

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

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Sandsend

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

The parking is next to the beach. There is a charge for parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on certain areas.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st July - 3rd September 2017

Weekends: 29th April - 25th June 2017

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