Workington

Cumbria

Workington
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

South of the River Derwent estuary and Workington Harbour, the beach is made up of both sand and shingle.

Activities

The Sea to Sea Cycle Route starts here - Sustrans have more information. Walking and birding are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

The coastal path runs past the beach and the town centre is within walking distance. Siddick Ponds Nature Reserve is at the back of the beach - a Special Site due, in part, to its wonderful variety of bird life.

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.

Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Workington

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.