The South West is blessed with beautiful beaches and clean seas.
BeachLive is South West Water's free, voluntary online advisory service on bathing water quality and the performance of the waste water network. Bathing water quality can also be affected by agricultural run-off, algae, animal waste, misconnections and urban drainage.
During or after heavy rainfall, the general rule at popular swimming spots is to think twice before entering the sea.
Find out more: How it works
BeachLive is part of BeachWise, a partnership to promote the safe enjoyment of the South West's beaches and bathing waters.
BeachWise is supported by Cornwall Council, the Environment Agency, Visit Cornwall, South West Water, Keep Britain Tidy, Marine Conservation Society, RNLI, South West Coast Path Association and Surf Life Saving Great Britain. Read more: BeachWise