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Water Quality at Local Beaches

The quality of sea water at our beaches is measured between May and September by the Environment Agency.

Water quality results are compared with standards laid down by the European Union (EU).

Where water quality consistently fails to meet EU standards there may be an increased risk of contracting a minor infection.



Water Quality Levels


This data is provided by the Environment Agency.

Water quality levels at:

Southern Water - Beachbouy information


Beachbuoy gives you near real-time information about releases of stormwater or wastewater at your favourite spot. On this interactive, online map you can see updates about releases from combined sewer overflows (CSOs), so you know what is happening near you.

Bathing Water Enhancement Programme


Deal is one of seven coastal areas selected for a range of improvements as part of Southern Water's innovative £31.5m Bathing Water Enhancement Programme, the first of its kind in the UK.   The scheme is supported by Dover District Council.