Seton Sands

East Lothian

Seton Sands
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Long rural beach with mix of sand and rocks. The beach provides good walking and horse riding, while windsurfers and canoeists often use the sea. The nearby caravan park has an amusement arcade.

Activities

Walking, watersports and golf are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

This long, rural beach has plenty of space to stretch your legs. For details of walks in the area, visit this site: http://www.visiteastlothian.org/activities/walking

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 Sufficient

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.

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 Seton Sands

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Parking next to the beach at Seton Sands Parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed - there is a dog exercise area.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.