East Riding of Yorkshire

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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Situated just to the south of the spectacular Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, Skipsea is a narrow sandy beach backed by a line of beach bungalows and situated in front of Skirlington Leisure Park. There is an amusement park to the north of the beach.


The main beach activity is fishing and there are lakes within Far Grange Park. There is no zoning for water sports activities.

Wildlife and Walks

Many seabirds can be sighted whilst taking walks along the beach. Tophill Low Nature Reserve is south and has a huge number of wildfowl and waders. Snakeholm Pastures, managed by Yorkshire WT, is to the west of 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 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.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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

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Facilities at Skipsea

Campsite Campsite Food Food Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Parking is limited.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

The beach is not cleaned.