Selsey

West Sussex

Selsey
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The unique Selsey Bill low headland reaches 3 miles out to sea. The beach extends in both directions from the headland. The groyne-ribbed beach to the east is most popular, backed by the sea wall with shingle stretching to Pagham.

Activities

Popular activities here include swimming, sailing, windsurfing and diving.

Wildlife and Walks

There are walks along the sea wall and a pond at the eastern beach. Pagham Harbour to the east is a nature reserve and a refuge for many species of birds, butterflies and plants.

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.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Selsey

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is parking by the beach and a slipway which gets covered in shingle making launching difficult.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not permitted in designated area May-Sept.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.