SEAFORD CLEAR WATER
July 14 2016.
Seaford Bay has maintained its classification as 'Excellent' under the Bathing Water Directive. The Environment Agency carries out weekly bathing water samples and also undertakes field observations, noting the presence or absence of sewage related material, litter, excessive seaweed and algal blooms.
With the exception of a few recorded items of litter, the records for 2016 for Seaford Bay show none of the items mentioned above as being found on site. All of the samples taken within 2016 have been consistent with the Excellent classification at Seaford.
More information on the Bathing Water Directive and Seaford Bathing Water can be seen on the Environment Agency’s website at http://environment.data.gov.uk/bwq/profiles
Seaford is a rural beach, rather than resort beach, but still boasts two refreshment kiosks, public toilets, a voluntary and nationally recognised lifeguard team, three miles of undisturbed shingle beach, an easy access promenade and water groyne, an RSPB viewpoint, Seaford Museum, access to walks across Seaford Head to the east and the historical Tide Mills to the west, ample free parking and just a short walk to the town centre and local parks.
If entering the water, be sure to be safety conscious; during summer weekends the lifeguards will fly advisory flags regarding entering the water, but during the week individuals must use their own discretion.
Dog walkers are also advised to take note of the signage on the promenade regarding Dog Walking Byelaws in effect on the beach from the 1st of April to the 31st of September. There is also signage regarding Pleasure Boat Byelaws.