St. Annes


St. Annes
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy beach with a Victorian pier in front of extensive tidal sands and backed by ‘Pleasure Island’. Attractive gardens and a boating lake.


Pedallos and paddleboats are available for hire. The RNLI Lifeboat House and entertainment complex provides attractions for all weather.

Wildlife and Walks

The RSPBs Ribble Discovery Centre is south of the beach and the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve is just beyond.

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

2018 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.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Facilities at St. Annes

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Pay car parks and roadside parking available.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed on the stretch between the old pier and the cinema, May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

No current information


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