Official Statistics

UK Bathing water quality statistics

Annual update on bathing water quality at designated bathing waters across the UK.



Summary table for England (2015):

Classification % Numbers
Excellent 63.6% 264 bathing waters
Good 26.5% 110 bathing waters
Sufficient 7% 29 bathing waters
Poor 2.9% 12 bathing waters

See these sites for further information on other UK countries’ bathing water quality:

For further information please contact:
Defra Helpline: 03459 33 55 77 (Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm)