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Key
Recommended = MCS Recommended. Highest water quality standard & good treatment of any continuous sewage discharges
Guideline = Good water quality standard only
Basic Pass = Passed EC Mandatory standard for water quality (statutory minimum)
Fail = Failed EC Mandatory standard for water quality (statutory failure)

North Somerset, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Clevedon BeachClevedon BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Weston-super-Mare - UphillWeston-super-Mare - UphillBasic PassBasic Pass
Weston-super-Mare - Main BeachWeston-super-Mare - Main BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Weston super Mare - Sand BayWeston super Mare - Sand BayRecommendedBasic Pass

Somerset, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Berrow - North of Unity FarmBasic PassBasic Pass
BreanBasic PassRecommended
Brean Beach at Brean FarmBasic PassRecommended
Burnham-on-Sea - JettyBurnham-on-Sea - JettyBasic PassBasic Pass
Blue Anchor WestBasic PassBasic Pass
DunsterDunsterBasic PassBasic Pass
Minehead - TerminusMinehead - TerminusRecommendedRecommended
Porlock Weir - Porlock BayRecommendedRecommended

Devon, South West England

Beach Name20082009
LynmouthBasic PassBasic Pass
Combe MartinCombe MartinBasic PassFail
Ilfracombe - Hele BeachIlfracombe - Hele BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Ilfracombe - CapstoneIlfracombe - CapstoneBasic PassBasic Pass
Ilfracombe - Tunnels BeachIlfracombe - Tunnels BeachRecommendedRecommended
Woolacombe - Barricane BayWoolacombe - Barricane BayRecommendedRecommended
Woolacombe - VillageWoolacombe - VillageRecommendedRecommended
Putsborough SandsPutsborough SandsRecommendedRecommended
Croyde BayCroyde BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Saunton SandsSaunton SandsBasic PassBasic Pass
InstowFailFail
Westward Ho!Westward Ho!RecommendedRecommended
Hartland QuayRecommendedRecommended

Cornwall, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Bude - SandymouthBude - SandymouthRecommendedRecommended
Bude - CrookletsBude - CrookletsRecommendedBasic Pass
Bude - SummerleazeBude - SummerleazeFailBasic Pass
Widemouth SandWidemouth SandBasic PassRecommended
Crackington HavenGuidelineRecommended
Trebarwith StrandRecommendedRecommended
Polzeath (Hayle Bay)Polzeath (Hayle Bay)RecommendedGuideline
Daymer BayRecommendedBasic Pass
RockBasic PassFail
Trevone BayRecommendedGuideline
Harlyn BayRecommendedGuideline
Mother Ivey's BayRecommendedRecommended
Constantine BayConstantine BayRecommendedRecommended
Treyarnon BayRecommendedGuideline
PorthcothanRecommendedGuideline
Mawgan PorthBasic PassGuideline
Watergate BayWatergate BayRecommendedGuideline
Porth BeachPorth BeachBasic PassFail
Lusty GlazeRecommendedRecommended
Newquay - Great WesternNewquay - Great WesternRecommendedRecommended
Newquay - TolcarneNewquay - TolcarneRecommendedRecommended
Newquay - TowanNewquay - TowanRecommendedRecommended
Newquay - FistralNewquay - FistralRecommendedRecommended
CrantockCrantockRecommendedBasic Pass
Holywell BayHolywell BayRecommendedRecommended
Perran SandsPerran SandsRecommendedRecommended
Perranporth - Penhale SandsPerranporth - Penhale SandsRecommendedRecommended
Perranporth - VillagePerranporth - VillageBasic PassRecommended
St Agnes - Trevaunance CoveRecommendedRecommended
PorthtowanRecommendedRecommended
PortreathRecommendedRecommended
The Towans - GodrevyRecommendedRecommended
The Towans, HayleRecommendedRecommended
Carbis Bay - Porth KidneyRecommendedRecommended
Carbis Bay Beach (Station)RecommendedRecommended
St Ives - PorthminsterSt Ives - PorthminsterRecommendedGuideline
St Ives - Porth GwiddenSt Ives - Porth GwiddenRecommendedRecommended
St Ives - PorthmeorSt Ives - PorthmeorRecommendedRecommended
Sennen CoveRecommendedRecommended
PorthcurnoPorthcurnoRecommendedRecommended
Mounts Bay - HeliportRecommendedRecommended
Mounts Bay - Wherry TownBasic PassRecommended
Mounts Bay - PenzanceMounts Bay - PenzanceBasic PassRecommended
Mounts Bay - Little HogusGuidelineGuideline
Praa Sands WestRecommendedRecommended
Praa Sands EastRecommendedRecommended
Porthleven - WestPorthleven - WestRecommendedRecommended
Poldhu CoveRecommendedRecommended
Pollurian CoveRecommendedRecommended
Lizard Church CoveRecommendedRecommended
Kennack SandsRecommendedRecommended
CoverackRecommendedRecommended
PorthoustockRecommendedRecommended
PorthallowRecommendedRecommended
MaenporthMaenporthRecommendedRecommended
SwanpoolSwanpoolRecommendedRecommended
GyllyngvaseGyllyngvaseRecommendedRecommended
Towan BeachTowan BeachNot TestedRecommended
PorthcurnickRecommendedRecommended
Pendower BeachRecommendedRecommended
Porthluney CoveBasic PassFail
Gorran Haven - Vault BeachGorran Haven - Vault BeachRecommendedGuideline
Gorran Haven - Little PerhaverGorran Haven - Little PerhaverBasic PassGuideline
Port MellonRecommendedGuideline
PolstreathRecommendedGuideline
Pentewan SandsPentewan SandsRecommendedGuideline
PorthpeanPorthpeanRecommendedRecommended
Duporth BeachNot TestedRecommended
CharlestownRecommendedGuideline
Crinnis Beach - Leisure CentreRecommendedRecommended
Crinnis Beach - Golf LinksRecommendedRecommended
ParBasic PassFail
PolkerrisGuidelineBasic Pass
Readymoney (Fowey)Basic PassFail
Looe - EastLooe - EastBasic PassFail
MillendreathRecommendedBasic Pass
SeatonBasic PassFail
DownderryRecommendedGuideline
PortwrinkleGuidelineRecommended
Cawsand BayRecommendedGuideline
Kingsand BayRecommendedBasic Pass

Devon, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Plymouth Hoe - West PlymouthPlymouth Hoe - West PlymouthRecommendedFail
Plymouth Hoe - East PlymouthPlymouth Hoe - East PlymouthGuidelineFail
Bovisand BayRecommendedBasic Pass
WemburyRecommendedBasic Pass
Row Cove Beach (Stoke Beach)Not TestedBasic Pass
MothecombeFailFail
ChallaboroughRecommendedGuideline
Bigbury on Sea (North)RecommendedGuideline
Bigbury on Sea (South)Basic PassBasic Pass
BanthamRecommendedBasic Pass
Thurlestone - NorthThurlestone - NorthRecommendedGuideline
Thurlestone - SouthThurlestone - SouthRecommendedGuideline
Hope CoveHope CoveGuidelineRecommended
Salcombe - South SandsSalcombe - South SandsBasic PassBasic Pass
Salcombe - North SandsSalcombe - North SandsRecommendedRecommended
Mill BayRecommendedRecommended
Slapton Sands - TorcrossRecommendedRecommended
Slapton Sands - MonumentRecommendedRecommended
Blackpool Sands, Stoke FlemingRecommendedRecommended
Dartmouth Castle and SugaryDartmouth Castle and SugaryRecommendedRecommended
St Mary's Bay - DevonRecommendedRecommended

Torbay, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Shoalstone BeachRecommendedRecommended
Broadsands BeachRecommendedRecommended
Goodrington SandsGoodrington SandsGuidelineBasic Pass
Paignton - Paignton SandsPaignton - Paignton SandsRecommendedBasic Pass
Paignton - Preston SandsPaignton - Preston SandsRecommendedRecommended
HollicombeBasic PassRecommended
Torre AbbeyBasic PassBasic Pass
Beacon CoveRecommendedRecommended
Meadfoot - TorbayMeadfoot - TorbayRecommendedRecommended
Anstey's CoveRecommendedRecommended
Babbacombe Bay, TorquayBabbacombe Bay, TorquayRecommendedRecommended
Oddicombe BeachRecommendedRecommended
WatcombeGuidelineRecommended
Maidencombe - TorbayBasic PassRecommended

Devon, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Ness CoveGuidelineRecommended
ShaldonBasic PassBasic Pass
Teignmouth Back BeachTeignmouth Back BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Teignmouth - TownTeignmouth - TownBasic PassBasic Pass
Teignmouth - HolcombeTeignmouth - HolcombeRecommendedRecommended
Dawlish - Coryton CoveDawlish - Coryton CoveRecommendedBasic Pass
Dawlish - TownDawlish - TownBasic PassBasic Pass
Dawlish - WarrenDawlish - WarrenRecommendedGuideline
ExmouthExmouthGuidelineFail
Sandy BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Budleigh SaltertonRecommendedGuideline
Ladram BayBasic PassRecommended
Sidmouth - Jacobs LadderSidmouth - Jacobs LadderRecommendedRecommended
Sidmouth - TownSidmouth - TownRecommendedRecommended
BeerRecommendedGuideline
Seaton - DevonRecommendedGuideline

Dorset, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Lyme Regis - CobbLyme Regis - CobbRecommendedBasic Pass
Lyme Regis - Church BeachLyme Regis - Church BeachRecommendedBasic Pass
Charmouth - WestRecommendedRecommended
Hive Beach, Burton BradstockRecommendedRecommended
SeatownRecommendedRecommended
EypemouthRecommendedRecommended
West Bay - WestWest Bay - WestRecommendedRecommended
Portland Harbour - SandsfootRecommendedRecommended
Portland Harbour - Castle CoveRecommendedRecommended
Weymouth - LodmoorWeymouth - LodmoorRecommendedRecommended
Weymouth - CentralWeymouth - CentralRecommendedRecommended
Church Ope CoveRecommendedRecommended
Bowleaze CoveRecommendedGuideline
Ringstead BayRecommendedGuideline
Durdle Door - WestRecommendedRecommended
Durdle Door - EastRecommendedRecommended
Lulworth CoveLulworth CoveRecommendedRecommended
Kimmeridge BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Swanage - CentralSwanage - CentralRecommendedRecommended
Studland - Knoll BeachRecommendedRecommended
Studland - Shell BayStudland - Shell BayRecommendedRecommended
Poole - Harbour Rockley SandPoole - Harbour Rockley SandRecommendedRecommended

Poole, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Poole - Harbour LakePoole - Harbour LakeRecommendedRecommended
Poole - Canford CliffsPoole - Canford CliffsRecommendedRecommended
Poole - Sandbanks PeninsularPoole - Sandbanks PeninsularRecommendedRecommended
Poole - Shore Road, SandbanksPoole - Shore Road, SandbanksRecommendedRecommended
Poole - Branksome ChinePoole - Branksome ChineRecommendedRecommended

Bournemouth, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Bournemouth - Durley ChineRecommendedRecommended
Bournemouth - Alum ChineRecommendedRecommended
Bournemouth - PierBournemouth - PierRecommendedRecommended
Bournemouth - Boscombe PierBournemouth - Boscombe PierBasic PassRecommended
Bournemouth - Fisherman's WalkRecommendedRecommended
Bournemouth - Hengistbury WestRecommendedRecommended
Bournemouth - SouthbourneRecommendedRecommended
Christchurch - Mudeford SandbankRecommendedRecommended

Dorset, South West England

Beach Name20082009
Christchurch - Avon BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Christchurch - Friar's CliffRecommendedBasic Pass
Christchurch - Highcliffe CastleRecommendedGuideline
HighcliffeRecommendedRecommended

Isle of Wight, South East England

Beach Name20082009
Totland BayTotland BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Colwell BayRecommendedRecommended
GurnardRecommendedBasic Pass
CowesCowesGuidelineBasic Pass
Ryde - WestRyde - WestRecommendedBasic Pass
Ryde - EastRyde - EastBasic PassBasic Pass
Ryde - Spring ValeRyde - Spring ValeBasic PassBasic Pass
SeagroveRecommendedGuideline
St HelensRecommendedGuideline
BembridgeRecommendedRecommended
Whitecliff BayRecommendedGuideline
Sandown - YaverlandRecommendedRecommended
SandownSandownRecommendedRecommended
ShanklinRecommendedBasic Pass
VentnorVentnorRecommendedRecommended
Compton BayRecommendedRecommended

Hampshire, South East England

Beach Name20082009
Christchurch Bay (Barton-on-Sea)RecommendedRecommended
Milford-on-seaMilford-on-seaRecommendedRecommended
LepeRecommendedGuideline
CalshotRecommendedRecommended
Hill HeadRecommendedBasic Pass
Lee-on-SolentLee-on-SolentRecommendedBasic Pass
Stokes BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Southsea westSouthsea westBasic PassBasic Pass
Southsea City of PortsmouthSouthsea City of PortsmouthRecommendedBasic Pass
Eastney City of PortsmouthRecommendedRecommended
Hayling Island - West HaylingHayling Island - West HaylingRecommendedRecommended
Hayling Island - West BeachlandsHayling Island - West BeachlandsRecommendedRecommended
Hayling Island - West of EastokeHayling Island - West of EastokeRecommendedRecommended

West Sussex, South East England

Beach Name20082009
West WitteringRecommendedRecommended
Bracklesham BayRecommendedRecommended
SelseyRecommendedRecommended
PaghamRecommendedGuideline
Bognor RegisBognor RegisBasic PassGuideline
Bognor Regis - EastBognor Regis - EastBasic PassRecommended
FelphamRecommendedGuideline
Middleton-on-SeaBasic PassRecommended
LittlehamptonRecommendedGuideline
WorthingWorthingBasic PassRecommended
South LancingBasic PassRecommended

East Sussex, South East England

Beach Name20082009
SouthwickRecommendedBasic Pass
HoveRecommendedBasic Pass
Brighton - Kemp TownBrighton - Kemp TownBasic PassBasic Pass
Brighton - Central (Palace Pier)Brighton - Central (Palace Pier)RecommendedRecommended
SaltdeanRecommendedRecommended
NewhavenNewhavenBasic PassClosed
Seaford BaySeaford BayRecommendedRecommended
Birling GapRecommendedRecommended
Eastbourne - Western ParadeEastbourne - Western ParadeRecommendedBasic Pass
EastbourneEastbourneRecommendedBasic Pass
Pevensey BayBasic PassGuideline
Norman's BayBasic PassRecommended
BexhillBexhillBasic PassFail
St. LeonardsBasic PassBasic Pass
HastingsHastingsBasic PassBasic Pass
WinchelseaRecommendedGuideline
CamberCamberRecommendedBasic Pass

Kent, South East England

Beach Name20082009
LittlestoneBasic PassBasic Pass
St Mary's BayRecommendedRecommended
DymchurchRecommendedRecommended
HytheHytheRecommendedRecommended
Sandgate BeachGuidelineFail
FolkestoneFolkestoneGuidelineRecommended
St Margaret`s BayRecommendedRecommended
Deal CastleBasic PassRecommended
Sandwich BaySandwich BayRecommendedRecommended
Ramsgate Main SandsRamsgate Main SandsGuidelineRecommended
Ramsgate - Pegwell BayRamsgate - Pegwell BayRecommendedRecommended
Broadstairs - Main Beach (Viking)Broadstairs - Main Beach (Viking)Basic PassBasic Pass
Joss BayRecommendedRecommended
Stone BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Botany BayRecommendedRecommended
Walpole BayRecommendedRecommended
Margate - Fulsam RockRecommendedRecommended
Margate - The BayMargate - The BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Westbrook BayRecommendedBasic Pass
St. Mildred's BayRecommendedRecommended
Westgate BayRecommendedRecommended
Minnis BayRecommendedRecommended
Herne BayBasic PassRecommended
Herne Bay - CentralGuidelineBasic Pass
Tankerton BeachGuidelineRecommended
Whitstable West BeachWhitstable West BeachGuidelineRecommended
Leysdown-on-SeaRecommendedRecommended
SheernessRecommendedRecommended

Southend-on-Sea, South East England

Beach Name20082009
Southend - Leigh Bell WharfSouthend - Leigh Bell WharfBasic PassBasic Pass
Southend - Chalkwell BeachSouthend - Chalkwell BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Southend - Westcliff BaySouthend - Westcliff BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Southend - Three ShellsSouthend - Three ShellsBasic PassRecommended
Southend - Jubilee BeachSouthend - Jubilee BeachFailBasic Pass
Southend - Thorpe BaySouthend - Thorpe BayBasic PassRecommended
ShoeburynessGuidelineRecommended
Shoebury EastRecommendedRecommended

Essex, South East England

Beach Name20082009
West MerseaRecommendedBasic Pass
BrightlingseaRecommendedRecommended
JaywickBasic PassRecommended
Clacton - Martello TowerClacton - Martello TowerBasic PassRecommended
ClactonClactonRecommendedRecommended
Clacton - Groyne 41Clacton - Groyne 41Basic PassBasic Pass
Holland-on-SeaRecommendedRecommended
Frinton-on-SeaRecommendedRecommended
Walton-on-the-NazeWalton-on-the-NazeBasic PassBasic Pass
Dovercourt BayRecommendedRecommended

Suffolk, South East England

Beach Name20082009
Felixstowe - SouthFelixstowe - SouthRecommendedRecommended
Felixstowe - NorthFelixstowe - NorthRecommendedRecommended
Southwold - The DenesSouthwold - The DenesRecommendedBasic Pass
Southwold - The PierSouthwold - The PierRecommendedBasic Pass
Lowestoft - Gunton DenesRecommendedRecommended
Lowestoft- North of Claremont PierRecommendedRecommended
Lowestoft - South of ClaremontRecommendedRecommended

Norfolk, South East England

Beach Name20082009
Gorleston BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Great Yarmouth - SouthGreat Yarmouth - SouthBasic PassRecommended
Great Yarmouth - PierGreat Yarmouth - PierRecommendedRecommended
Great Yarmouth NorthGreat Yarmouth NorthRecommendedRecommended
Caister PointRecommendedRecommended
HemsbyHemsbyRecommendedRecommended
Sea PallingRecommendedRecommended
MundesleyMundesleyRecommendedRecommended
CromerCromerRecommendedRecommended
SheringhamSheringhamBasic PassRecommended
WellsWellsRecommendedGuideline
Hunstanton BeachHunstanton BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Hunstanton - Main BeachHunstanton - Main BeachBasic PassRecommended
Heacham - S.Sands ClubRecommendedBasic Pass

Lincolnshire, North East England

Beach Name20082009
SkegnessSkegnessRecommendedRecommended
Ingoldmells SouthIngoldmells SouthFailRecommended
Chapel St LeonardsRecommendedRecommended
AnderbyRecommendedRecommended
Moggs Eye (Huttoft Beach)RecommendedRecommended
Sutton-on-SeaRecommendedRecommended
Mablethorpe TownMablethorpe TownRecommendedRecommended
CleethorpesBasic PassRecommended

East Riding of Yorkshire, North East England

Beach Name20082009
WithernseaRecommendedRecommended
TunstallRecommendedRecommended
HornseaRecommendedRecommended
SkipseaRecommendedRecommended
BarmstonRecommendedClosed
FraisthorpeRecommendedBasic Pass
WilsthorpeRecommendedBasic Pass
Bridlington - South BeachBridlington - South BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Bridlington - North BeachBridlington - North BeachGuidelineRecommended
Flamborough - South LandingBasic PassBasic Pass
Flamborough - Danes DykeBasic PassBasic Pass

North Yorkshire, North East England

Beach Name20082009
ReightonRecommendedGuideline
FileyFileyRecommendedBasic Pass
Cayton BayRecommendedRecommended
Scarborough - South BayScarborough - South BayBasic PassRecommended
Scarborough North BayScarborough North BayRecommendedRecommended
Robin Hoods BayRobin Hoods BayBasic PassBasic Pass
WhitbyRecommendedRecommended
SandsendFailRecommended
Runswick BayFailRecommended
StaithesFailFail

Redcar and Cleveland, North East England

Beach Name20082009
SaltburnSaltburnBasic PassBasic Pass
Sea at Marske SandsRecommendedGuideline
Redcar - StrayRedcar - StrayRecommendedGuideline
Redcar - GranvilleRedcar - GranvilleRecommendedBasic Pass
Redcar - Lifeboat StationRedcar - Lifeboat StationRecommendedBasic Pass
Redcar - CoathamRedcar - CoathamRecommendedGuideline

Hartlepool, North East England

Beach Name20082009
Seaton Carew - North GareRecommendedGuideline
Seaton Carew - CentreRecommendedBasic Pass
Seaton Carew - NorthRecommendedGuideline

Durham, North East England

Beach Name20082009
Crimdon - ParkRecommendedGuideline
Seaham Hall BeachGuidelineFail
Seaham BeachGuidelineBasic Pass

Sunderland, North East England

Beach Name20082009
Roker (Whitburn South)Basic PassGuideline
Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North)Basic PassFail

South Tyneside, North East England

Beach Name20082009
MarsdenRecommendedRecommended
South Shields (Sandhaven)RecommendedRecommended

North Tyneside, North East England

Beach Name20082009
Tynemouth, King Edwards BayRecommendedRecommended
Tynemouth - Long Sands SouthRecommendedRecommended
Tynemouth - Long Sands NorthGuidelineBasic Pass
Tynemouth - CullercoatsBasic PassBasic Pass
Whitley BayWhitley BayRecommendedRecommended
Seaton SluiceRecommendedFail

Northumberland, North East England

Beach Name20082009
Blyth South BeachRecommendedBasic Pass
Newbiggin - SouthRecommendedBasic Pass
Newbiggin - NorthBasic PassRecommended
Druridge BayRecommendedRecommended
Druridge Bay NorthRecommendedRecommended
Druridge Bay SouthRecommendedRecommended
Amble LinksAmble LinksRecommendedRecommended
WarkworthRecommendedRecommended
Low Newton, Newton HavenRecommendedRecommended
Beadnell BayBeadnell BayRecommendedRecommended
Seahouses NorthRecommendedRecommended
Bamburgh CastleBamburgh CastleRecommendedRecommended
SpittalBasic PassFail

Cumbria, North West England

Beach Name20082009
SkinburnessBasic PassBasic Pass
SillothBasic PassBasic Pass
Allonby - SouthBasic PassBasic Pass
AllonbyBasic PassFail
St. BeesRecommendedRecommended
SeascaleRecommendedBasic Pass
SilecroftRecommendedRecommended
HaveriggGuidelineBasic Pass
Askam-in-FurnessBasic PassBasic Pass
Roan HeadBasic PassBasic Pass
Walney Island - West ShoreGuidelineRecommended
Walney Island - Sandy GapBasic PassBasic Pass
Walney Island - Biggar BankBasic PassBasic Pass
NewbigginBasic PassBasic Pass
AldinghamFailFail
BardseaBasic PassFail

Lancashire, North West England

Beach Name20082009
Morecambe - NorthMorecambe - NorthBasic PassBasic Pass
Morecambe - SouthMorecambe - SouthFailFail
Heysham (Half Moon Bay)Heysham (Half Moon Bay)Basic PassBasic Pass
FleetwoodBasic PassBasic Pass
CleveleysClosedFail

Blackpool, North West England

Beach Name20082009
BisphamBasic PassFail
Blackpool - CentralBlackpool - CentralBasic PassBasic Pass
Blackpool - SouthBlackpool - SouthBasic PassBasic Pass

Lancashire, North West England

Beach Name20082009
St. Annes - NorthSt. Annes - NorthGuidelineBasic Pass
St. AnnesSt. AnnesFailBasic Pass

Sefton, North West England

Beach Name20082009
SouthportBasic PassBasic Pass
AinsdaleBasic PassBasic Pass
FormbyBasic PassBasic Pass
Formby - Lifeboat RoadNot TestedBasic Pass

Wirral, North West England

Beach Name20082009
New Brighton (Wallasey)RecommendedRecommended
MoretonRecommendedRecommended
MeolsRecommendedRecommended
West KirbyRecommendedBasic Pass

Isle of Man

Beach Name20082009
Douglas - SummerhillDouglas - SummerhillBasic PassBasic Pass
Douglas - CentralDouglas - CentralFailBasic Pass
Douglas - BroadwayDouglas - BroadwayBasic PassFail
GarwickBasic PassFail
LaxeyLaxeyGuidelineBasic Pass
RamseyBasic PassBasic Pass
PeelFailBasic Pass
Port ErinPort ErinFailBasic Pass
Port St MaryPort St MaryBasic PassBasic Pass
CastletownGuidelineBasic Pass
DerbyhavenRecommendedRecommended
Gansey Bay (Bay Ny Carrickey)Basic PassFail
Kirk MichaelBasic PassBasic Pass
Glen WyllinBasic PassBasic Pass
Port GrenaughFailBasic Pass
Port SoderickGuidelineBasic Pass
JurbyGuidelineBasic Pass
Fenella BeachBasic PassBasic Pass

Flintshire, North Wales

Beach Name20082009
Point of Ayr, TalacreBasic PassBasic Pass

Denbighshire, North Wales

Beach Name20082009
Prestatyn CentralPrestatyn CentralBasic PassRecommended
Prestatyn Gronant DunesPrestatyn Gronant DunesBasic PassRecommended
Prestatyn Barkby BeachPrestatyn Barkby BeachBasic PassRecommended
Prestatyn Ffrith BeachPrestatyn Ffrith BeachBasic PassRecommended
RhylRhylFailBasic Pass
Splash Point, RhylFailBasic Pass

Conwy, North Wales

Beach Name20082009
Kinmel Bay (Sandy Cove)Basic PassRecommended
Abergele - TowynGuidelineRecommended
Abergele - PensarnBasic PassBasic Pass
Colwyn BayColwyn BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Old ColwynOld ColwynRecommendedBasic Pass
Colwyn Bay - Marine RoadColwyn Bay - Marine RoadRecommendedBasic Pass
Colwyn Bay - Cayley PromenadeColwyn Bay - Cayley PromenadeBasic PassBasic Pass
Penrhyn BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Llandudno - North ShoreLlandudno - North ShoreRecommendedRecommended
Llandudno - West ShoreLlandudno - West ShoreGuidelineBasic Pass
Deganwy NorthFailBasic Pass
Conwy MorfaFailBasic Pass
PenmaenmawrRecommendedGuideline

Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Beach Name20082009
BeaumarisBeaumarisRecommendedBasic Pass
Lleiniog Beach, PenmonRecommendedBasic Pass
LlanddonaRecommendedRecommended
St. Davids, BenllechRecommendedRecommended
Red Wharf BayRecommendedBasic Pass
BenllechRecommendedRecommended
MoelfreMoelfreBasic PassBasic Pass
Traeth LligwyRecommendedRecommended
Porth Eilian, AmlwchBasic PassBasic Pass
CemaesBasic PassBasic Pass
Cemaes - Traeth BachBasic PassBasic Pass
CemlynRecommendedRecommended
Church BayRecommendedRecommended
Porth TrwynRecommendedRecommended
Porth Tywyn Mawr (Sandy Beach)RecommendedRecommended
Porth DafarchRecommendedRecommended
Trearddur BayRecommendedRecommended
Rhoscolyn - Borth WenRecommendedRecommended
Rhoscolyn - Silver BayRecommendedRecommended
Llanfaelog - Porth Tyn TywynRecommendedRecommended
Llanfaelog - Porth NoblaRecommendedRecommended
Rhosneigr - Traeth CrigyllRecommendedRecommended
RhosneigrRecommendedRecommended
Porth TrecastellRecommendedRecommended
Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr)RecommendedGuideline
Llanddwyn BeachRecommendedRecommended

Gwynedd, North Wales

Beach Name20082009
Port Dinorwic Sailing Club,Basic PassFail
Plas MenaiBasic PassFail
Dinas Dinlle (Morfa Dinlle)RecommendedRecommended
Porth NefynPorth NefynBasic PassBasic Pass
Aberdaron BeachAberdaron BeachBasic PassFail
Porth NeigwlPorth NeigwlRecommendedRecommended
AbersochRecommendedRecommended
LlanbedrogLlanbedrogBasic PassFail
Llanbedrog Beach NorthLlanbedrog Beach NorthBasic PassBasic Pass
PwllheliPwllheliRecommendedRecommended
AbererchRecommendedRecommended
Criccieth - West EndBasic PassBasic Pass
CricciethBasic PassBasic Pass
Morfa Bychan (Craig Du)RecommendedFail
Carreg WenBasic PassFail
HarlechRecommendedRecommended
LlandanwgRecommendedFail
Dyffryn (Llanendwyn)GuidelineRecommended
Tal-y-bontRecommendedRecommended
BarmouthBarmouthRecommendedBasic Pass
FairbourneRecommendedRecommended
TywynGuidelineRecommended
AberdyfiAberdyfiFailBasic Pass

Ceredigion, Mid Wales

Beach Name20082009
Ynyslas - Northern Groyne (Sea)RecommendedRecommended
Ynyslas - Twyni Bach (Estuary)Basic PassFail
BorthRecommendedRecommended
Clarach - SouthRecommendedBasic Pass
Aberystwyth - NorthAberystwyth - NorthRecommendedBasic Pass
Aberystwyth - SouthAberystwyth - SouthRecommendedBasic Pass
Llanrhystyd - SouthBasic PassRecommended
LlansantffraidRecommendedBasic Pass
Llanon (Slipway)Basic PassBasic Pass
AberarthBasic PassBasic Pass
Aberaeron - SouthBasic PassBasic Pass
Aberaeron - HarbourBasic PassFail
Little Quay (Cei Bach)FailFail
Gilfach yr HalenBasic PassFail
LlaninaFailFail
New Quay - Traeth GwynNew Quay - Traeth GwynGuidelineGuideline
New Quay - North BeachNew Quay - North BeachBasic PassFail
New Quay, Harbour BeachNew Quay, Harbour BeachRecommendedRecommended
CwmtyduRecommendedFail
CilborthFailBasic Pass
LlangrannogBasic PassRecommended
PenbrynRecommendedFail
TresaithBasic PassRecommended
AberporthBasic PassRecommended
MwntGuidelineBasic Pass

Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Beach Name20082009
Poppit Sands - WestGuidelineGuideline
Newport Sands - NorthRecommendedBasic Pass
Cwm yr EglwysRecommendedBasic Pass
PwllgwaelodFailRecommended
Goodwick - Harbour SouthBasic PassBasic Pass
Goodwick SandsBasic PassBasic Pass
Aber Mawr BayGuidelineGuideline
AbercastleFailFail
Abereiddy Bay - SlipwayRecommendedGuideline
Blue Lagoon - Abereiddy BayRecommendedRecommended
WhitesandsWhitesandsRecommendedRecommended
Caerfai BayRecommendedRecommended
Newgale SandsRecommendedRecommended
BroadhavenRecommendedBasic Pass
Nolton HavenBasic PassFail
Druidston HavenRecommendedGuideline
Little HavenBasic PassBasic Pass
St Brides HavenRecommendedBasic Pass
Marloes SandsMarloes SandsRecommendedRecommended
WestdaleRecommendedRecommended
WatwickRecommendedRecommended
PorthselauRecommendedRecommended
DaleRecommendedRecommended
Sandy HavenBasic PassBasic Pass
Gelliswick, Milford HavenBasic PassFail
West Angle BayRecommendedRecommended
Martin's HavenRecommendedRecommended
Freshwater WestRecommendedRecommended
Broadhaven SouthRecommendedRecommended
Barafundle BayRecommendedRecommended
Priory Bay, Caldy IslandRecommendedRecommended
Freshwater EastFreshwater EastRecommendedRecommended
Manorbier BayManorbier BayRecommendedRecommended
Swanlake BayRecommendedRecommended
Lydstep HavenRecommendedRecommended
PenallyRecommendedRecommended
Tenby - SouthTenby - SouthRecommendedRecommended
Tenby - Castle BeachTenby - Castle BeachRecommendedRecommended
Tenby - NorthTenby - NorthRecommendedRecommended
SaundersfootSaundersfootRecommendedRecommended
Waterwynch BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Monkstone Beach (near tenby)RecommendedBasic Pass
Coppet HallGuidelineRecommended
Glen BeachBasic PassBasic Pass
Wisemans BridgeBasic PassFail
AmrothFailBasic Pass

Carmarthenshire, West Wales

Beach Name20082009
Pendine SandsPendine SandsRecommendedBasic Pass
Morfa Bychan (Pendine)Morfa Bychan (Pendine)RecommendedBasic Pass
Llanstephan & Tywi EstuaryFailFail
Ferryside BeachBasic PassFail
Pembrey Beach - Llanelli (Cefn Sidan)Pembrey Beach - Llanelli (Cefn Sidan)RecommendedBasic Pass
Burry Port Beach - EastBasic PassFail
Llanelli & Loughor EstuaryFailFail

Swansea, South Wales

Beach Name20082009
Broughton BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Rhossilli Bay - HillendRecommendedRecommended
Rhossili BayRhossili BayRecommendedRecommended
Port EynonPort EynonRecommendedRecommended
Oxwich BayOxwich BayRecommendedRecommended
Torbay, Crawley WoodsRecommendedRecommended
Mewslade Bay EastMewslade Bay EastRecommendedRecommended
Pwlldu BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Caswell BayCaswell BayRecommendedRecommended
Langland BayLangland BayRecommendedRecommended
Limeslade BayRecommendedRecommended
Bracelet BayRecommendedRecommended
Swansea Bay - SlipSwansea Bay - SlipRecommendedBasic Pass
Swansea Bay - County HallSwansea Bay - County HallFailBasic Pass
Swansea Bay - Opposite Black PillSwansea Bay - Opposite Black PillFailBasic Pass
Swansea Bay - Sketty LaneSwansea Bay - Sketty LaneNot TestedBasic Pass
Swansea Bay - Knab RockSwansea Bay - Knab RockRecommendedBasic Pass

Neath & Port Talbot, South Wales

Beach Name20082009
Jersey Marine - WestBasic PassFail
AberafanRecommendedRecommended
Aberafan - EastNot TestedBasic Pass

Bridgend, South Wales

Beach Name20082009
Porthcawl - Rest BayPorthcawl - Rest BayRecommendedRecommended
Porthcawl - Sandy BayPorthcawl - Sandy BayRecommendedRecommended
Porthcawl - Trecco BayPorthcawl - Trecco BayRecommendedRecommended
Porthcawl - Newton BayPorthcawl - Newton BayBasic PassFail

Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales

Beach Name20082009
Ogmore CentralBasic PassFail
SoutherndownRecommendedBasic Pass
Llantwit Major BeachRecommendedFail
Limpert Bay, AberthawRecommendedFail
Barry - Watch House BayBarry - Watch House BayBasic PassFail
Cold Knap, BarryCold Knap, BarryBasic PassRecommended
Whitmore Bay, BarryWhitmore Bay, BarryRecommendedGuideline
Jacksons Bay BarryJacksons Bay BarryBasic PassBasic Pass
PenarthPenarthBasic PassFail

The Borders, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
EyemouthFailBasic Pass
St.AbbsRecommendedRecommended
Coldingham BayRecommendedRecommended
Pease BayGuidelineGuideline

East Lothian, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
ThorntonlochRecommendedRecommended
Whitesands BayRecommendedBasic Pass
Dunbar - EastRecommendedBasic Pass
Dunbar - BelhavenGuidelineFail
PeffersandsRecommendedBasic Pass
SeacliffSeacliffRecommendedRecommended
North Berwick - Milsey BayGuidelineFail
North Berwick - West BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Yellowcraigs (Broad Sands Bay)RecommendedRecommended
GullaneGuidelineGuideline
LongniddryGuidelineRecommended
Seton Sands, LongniddryRecommendedBasic Pass
Fisherrow - WestFailFail

City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
Portobello - Central (James Street)Basic PassFail
Portobello - West (King's Road)Basic PassFail
CramondBasic PassBasic Pass

Fife, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
Aberdour-HarbourFailBasic Pass
Aberdour-Silver SandsGuidelineGuideline
BurntislandGuidelineGuideline
Kinghorn - PettycurBasic PassRecommended
Kinghorn - HarbourFailBasic Pass
Kirkcaldy - SeafieldRecommendedBasic Pass
Leven - EastRecommendedBasic Pass
Lower LargoFailFail
EarlsferryRecommendedRecommended
Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay)Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay)RecommendedRecommended
Anstruther, Billow NessGuidelineGuideline
Roome Bay, CrailGuidelineGuideline
KingsbarnsRecommendedRecommended
St Andrews-East SandsBasic PassBasic Pass
St Andrews - West SandsBasic PassFail
Tentsmuir SandsRecommendedRecommended

Dundee , Scotland

Beach Name20082009
Broughty FerryBasic PassRecommended

Angus, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
CarnoustieRecommendedRecommended
EasthavenFailBasic Pass
Arbroath - West LinksBasic PassRecommended
Arbroath - Victoria ParkRecommendedRecommended
Lunan BayRecommendedBasic Pass
MontroseMontroseRecommendedRecommended

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
St. CyrusRecommendedRecommended
Stonehaven - CarronFailBasic Pass
Aberdeen - BallroomBasic PassFail
Balmedie Country ParkRecommendedBasic Pass
ColliestonBasic PassBasic Pass
Cruden BayBasic PassFail
Peterhead LidoRecommendedBasic Pass
FraserburghBasic PassRecommended
Fraserburgh, PhilorthRecommendedBasic Pass
RoseheartyBasic PassFail
InverboyndieFailBasic Pass
Sandend BayBasic PassRecommended

Moray, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
CullenBasic PassBasic Pass
Lossiemouth - EastFailBasic Pass
Lossiemouth - SilversandsRecommendedBasic Pass
Hopeman EastRecommendedRecommended

Highland, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
Nairn - EastNairn - EastBasic PassBasic Pass
Nairn - centralNairn - centralBasic PassRecommended
Shandwick BayRecommendedRecommended
PortmahomackFailRecommended
Dornoch (Caravan Park)RecommendedRecommended
Embo BeachRecommendedRecommended
Golspie-SouthRecommendedGuideline
Golspie - NorthRecommendedGuideline
Brora BeachGuidelineGuideline
Dunnet Bay - Murkle Bay/DunnetDunnet Bay - Murkle Bay/DunnetGuidelineGuideline
Thurso Bay CentralBasic PassRecommended
Findhorn Family BeachBasic PassRecommended
Strathy BayRecommendedRecommended
Sango Bay, DurnessSango Bay, DurnessRecommendedRecommended
Achmelvich BayAchmelvich BayRecommendedRecommended
Gruinard BeachGruinard BeachFailRecommended
Mellon Udrigle, LaideRecommendedRecommended
Firemore, PooleweRecommendedRecommended
Gairloch - Big SandGairloch - Big SandRecommendedRecommended
GairlochGairlochRecommendedRecommended
Gairloch - Redpoint NorthGairloch - Redpoint NorthRecommendedRecommended

Argyle & Bute, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
GanavanBasic PassRecommended
Ettrick Bay, ButeFailFail
MachrihanishMachrihanishRecommendedRecommended

Inverclyde, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
Lunderston BayRecommendedRecommended

North Ayrshire, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
Millport, CumbraeGuidelineBasic Pass
SeamillBasic PassBasic Pass
SaltcoatsBasic PassFail
StevenstonFailFail
Irvine - Gailes (New Town)Irvine - Gailes (New Town)FailBasic Pass
Largs - PencilBasic PassBasic Pass
Largs - MainBasic PassFail

South Ayrshire, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
BarassieBasic PassFail
Troon - SouthRecommendedBasic Pass
PrestwickFailBasic Pass
Ayr (South)Ayr (South)FailBasic Pass
GreenanBasic PassFail
Heads of AyrRecommendedBasic Pass
DunureBasic PassBasic Pass
CroyBasic PassBasic Pass
CulzeanRecommendedRecommended
Maidens TurnberryBasic PassBasic Pass
GirvanGirvanFailBasic Pass

Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Beach Name20082009
MossyardRecommendedRecommended
Carrick BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Brighouse Bay, BorgueBasic PassBasic Pass
DhoonNot TestedBasic Pass
RockcliffeRockcliffeBasic PassBasic Pass
SandyhillsSandyhillsFailFail
SouthernessBasic PassBasic Pass

Londonderry, N. Ireland

Beach Name20082009
Magilligan Strand, BenoneRecommendedRecommended
Magilligan - DownhillRecommendedBasic Pass
CastlerockBasic PassBasic Pass
Portstewart (The Strand)RecommendedRecommended

Antrim, N. Ireland

Beach Name20082009
Portrush - Mill (West) StrandRecommendedBasic Pass
Portrush, WhiterocksRecommendedRecommended
Portrush - Curran (East) StrandBasic PassBasic Pass
BallycastleBasic PassBasic Pass
WaterfootBasic PassRecommended
CarnloughFailBasic Pass
BallygallyBasic PassBasic Pass
Brown's BayBasic PassBasic Pass

Down, N. Ireland

Beach Name20082009
Helen's BayBasic PassGuideline
Crawfordsburn, BangorBasic PassBasic Pass
BallyholmeFailFail
GroomsportRecommendedRecommended
Millisle LagoonRecommendedBasic Pass
BallywalterBasic PassBasic Pass
Murlough (Tyrella), NewcastleRecommendedGuideline
Tyrella Beach (Clough)RecommendedRecommended
NewcastleFailBasic Pass
Cranfield - Nicholsons StrandRecommendedRecommended
Cranfield BayGuidelineGuideline

Guernsey, Channel Islands

Beach Name20082009
Pembroke BayBasic PassFail
BordeauxBasic PassBasic Pass
Havelet BayGuidelineGuideline
FermainGuidelineGuideline
Petit Bot BayBasic PassBasic Pass
Saint's BayGuidelineGuideline
Portelet BayBasic PassBasic Pass
L'EreeRecommendedRecommended
VazonBasic PassBasic Pass
Cobo BeachFailBasic Pass
Grandes RocquesBasic PassBasic Pass
Port Soif BayRecommendedRecommended
Ladies BayBasic PassBasic Pass

Jersey, Channel Islands

Beach Name20082009
St Ouen's Bay - Le BrayeGuidelineGuideline
St. Ouen's Bay - WatersplashRecommendedRecommended
BeauportRecommendedRecommended
St Brelade's BayRecommendedRecommended
PorteletRecommendedRecommended
Havre des PasBasic PassBasic Pass
GrouvilleBasic PassBasic Pass
Green IslandBasic PassRecommended
L'ArchirondelRecommendedRecommended
Bouley BayBasic PassRecommended
Greve de LecqRecommendedBasic Pass
PlemontBasic PassRecommended
La HauleBasic PassBasic Pass
Victoria PoolBasic PassRecommended
RozelBasic PassBasic Pass
Bonne NuitBasic PassBasic Pass