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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A wide welcoming expanse of soft sand. The beach has a peaceful uncommercialised air and unhurried pace. Recent developments of the resorts facilities include adjacent gardens and a children’s paddling pool. Perfect for young families.


Swim and relax here at this beautiful award-winning beach. bowls. Chalets, deckchairs and windbreaks are available for hire.

Wildlife and Walks

There are various local walks - details are available from the Tourist Information Centre. There is also a cycle route across the seafront. Sandilands Pit Nature Reserve is just south of the beach - look out for duck, snipe and warblers - Lincs Wildlife Trust have more information.

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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

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

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 Sutton-on-Sea

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There are several pay car parks within close proximity of the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are welcome.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 10th September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.