Southend Jubilee


Southend Jubilee
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Opened in 2003, Jubilee Beach was created from the construction of the improved flood defences and stretches from Southend Pier to Thorpe Bay. The Marine Parade section of the beach is very popular with families. No BBQs are allowed on this beach.


Swimming and fishing are popular and there is an area for children. The beach is east of Southend Three Shells and the Southend mile-long pier. There are many places to have a bite to eat and try a spot of mini golf afterwards. Two Tree Island and Leigh National Nature Reserve is not far away.

Wildlife and Walks

Walk on Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world or join a guided walk. You might spot some seals from the pier. Belton Hills Reserve, a Special Site of national significance, is to the west of the beach. It covers 18.5 hectares and has some fantastic wild flowers and invertebrates.

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

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

Potential hazards at this beach

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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 Southend Jubilee

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Car parking available off Eastern Esplanade.

Dog restrictions


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

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer.