This document shows results of the regular water quality tests carried out by the Environment Agency to check compliance with standards set in the Bathing Water Directive.

The tests are done to check compliance with standards set in the Bathing Water Directive. The Directive sets limits for a number of substances, and all countries in the EU have to ensure their popular beaches meet these standards.     

‘Two thumbs up’: Water quality in the sample met the Directive’s most stringent Guideline standards.  

‘Thumbs up’: Water quality in the sample met the Directive’s main Mandatory standards.

‘Thumbs down’: Water quality in the sample failed to meet the main Mandatory standards.