Shoebury East


Shoebury East
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A long pebble and sandy beach with a slipway for personal watercraft, small boats and dinghies.


Swimming and water sports are popular and there is a kitesurfing school.

Wildlife and Walks

Enjoy wandering along this beach which stretches for miles and miles. Two Tree Island and Leigh National Nature Reserve, where they have breeding avocets, is not far away, and Belton Hills Reserve, a Special Site of national significance, is 8 miles from the beach.

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

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

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

Facilities at Shoebury East

Toilets Toilets Slipway Slipway



There is plenty of parking behind the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th (except for guide dogs which are welcome year round).

Beach cleaning

No current information