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Bathing water quality

25 beaches in Dorset are currently sampled for bathing water quality during the summer months (15 May to 30 September) by the Environment Agency.

Throughout the summer the Environment Agency tests the quality of seawater at beaches along the Jurassic Coast, and East coast of Dorset. Currently the tested beaches are:

We make the information available to the public by displaying it on notice boards. These notices indicate the bathing water quality (excellent, good, sufficient, or poor) at that particular beach.

For further information, and to check beaches in Bournemouth and Poole please see the Environment Agency website.

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