Weston-super-Mare Uphill Slipway

North Somerset

Weston-super-Mare Uphill Slipway
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Poor
Advice against bathing   Advice against bathing

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Weston Super Mare is an established seaside resort with fun-packed activities for all the family and miles of sandy beaches. This part of the beach is at the southern end, sitting in front of Uphill.

Activities

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

2017 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

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

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-super-Mare Uphill Slipway

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking and disabled parking are available.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are welcome in the secion of the beach from Royal Sands to Uphill all year around. There are restrictions to the no

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.