Seaton (Devon)

Devon

Seaton (Devon)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The beach is formed by a large expanse of legally protected pebbles. Backed by steep cliffs to the western end. A recent esplanade to the western end affords easy access along its length with a café and facilities at the end of the stroll.

Activities

Swimming, sailing, windsurfing, surfing and fishing are popular activities here.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coast Footpath runs through the area. Seaton is a gateway town to the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast site. For bird watching enthusiasts, Seaton Wetlands is a little inland but has some spectacular wading birds (no dogs allowed on the reserve).

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 Excellent

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

25 May 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
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 Seaton (Devon)

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Pay parking available by the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on certain areas May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily during the summer and monthly the rest of the year.

Lifeguards

None.