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South West Water LogoWelcome to BeachLive - the South West's award-winning bathing water quality information system.

This service has now been suspended until the spring to allow us to carry out essential site maintenance and prepare for the revised bathing water directive that comes into force at the start of the 2015 bathing water season.

Please be aware outside the official season there is likely to be reduced signage at many bathing waters and other services such as lifeguarding may not be available or reduced.

Revised Bathing Water Directive

Mawgan Porth

The European Union's revised Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) came into force in March 2006.

The overall objective of the revised directive is the protection of public health, but it also offers an opportunity to improve management practices at bathing waters and to standardise the information offered to bathers across Europe.

The new directive classifies bathing waters as either excellent, good, sufficient or poor.

Read more Revised Bathing Water Directive

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