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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This sandy beach stretches from the Pier Bandstand to the rock Groyne at Lodmoor and is generally a quieter beach as it’s further from town.


Enjoy a bit of swimming and there are many activities at Lodmoor Country Park. During mis-summer there are swimming rafts anchored off the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

There are two RSPB Reserves nearby - Radipole & Lodmoor - 250 species of bird have been recorded at Radipole lake since 1945 and over 200 species of plant.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

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 Not tested

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.


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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 Greenhill

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Pay and display parking available.

Dog restrictions


Between May and September dogs are restricted to the area at Pavilion end of beach.

Beach cleaning

Manually cleaned daily during the summer



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 3rd 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.