Weston Main

North Somerset

Weston Main
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Poor
Advice against bathing   Advice against bathing

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weston Super Mare is an established seaside resort. The pier hosts fun-packed family entertainments set on the long sandy main beach which is backed by a promenade.


There are amusements on the pier. Swimming and watersports are popular, including sailing - there is zoning for wind and water sports. There is a sea-life centre and you can take a boat trip around the bay.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore this traditional seaside town. Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve is near the beach, to the south there are some fantastic reserves and this area is on the tip of the gorgeous Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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 Poor
Advice against bathing   Advice against bathing

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.


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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Weston Main

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



Parking and disabled parking are available.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are not allowed in the area between Royal Sands and the Grand Pier between 1st May - 30th September.

Beach cleaning

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