Sea bathing water quality

 Find out about sea bathing water quality results in our area.

Pollution helpline

If you have reason to believe that bathing water is polluted you can report this to the Environment Agency by calling their incident helpline 0800 80 70 60.

Please include the following information:

  • The name and location of the beach
  • The date and time that you saw pollution
  • Your contact details so that they can get back to you

Environment Agency:  check the quality of bathing water in England

The water quality in Seaford Bay is regularly checked by the Environment Agency and the results are published weekly. In recent years Seaford Bay has regularly had water recorded in the cleanest categories.

Bathing water quality profile

Environment Agency: bathing water quality profile for Seaford

Bathing water quality results

Eastbourne bathing water typically achieves a high water quality standard.

This beach is a European bathing water site which the Environment Agency monitor from May to September. Visit the Environment Agency bathing water quality web page for more information.

Bathing water quality profile

Eastbourne bathing water typically achieves a high water quality standard but can be adversely effected by a storm overflow south of the bathing water sampling point which may operate when heavy rainfall overwhelms the sewerage system.

Environment Agency: bathing water quality profile for Eastbourne

Bathing water quality results