Check your local water quality now!

Ensure your trip to the beach is not currently at risk from any water quality issues.
The Safer Seas Service will point you towards beaches with no recent pollution incidents.

Alerts key

  • No water quality alerts in placeNo water quality alerts in place
  • Recent pollution warningPollution risk warning in place
  • Water quality data not available out of season Water quality data not available out of season
  • Sewer systems in this location are under maintenance and the water company has temporarily disabled real-time alerts Sewer systems in this location are under maintenance and the water company has temporarily disabled real-time alerts

This interactive map is our online, ‘lite’ version of the Safer Seas Service, which tracks real-time CSOs (combined sewage overflows), pollution incidents and pollution forecasts at over 350 locations around the UK coastline.

Wouldn’t it be handy to have all of this information, plus beach descriptions, live surf and tide conditions, annual water quality classifications, and real-time notifications for your favorite beaches – all at your fingertips? Great news! – we have redeveloped the Safer Seas Service smartphone app for 2019 which offers all of these features and more. Learn more about our pioneering, free service here.