South West Water's voluntary bathing water information service, BeachLive, provides free alerts to beach managers, the Environment Agency and Surfers Against Sewage for beaches in Devon and Cornwall when stormwater overflows may temporarily affect bathing water quality, whilst protecting people and property from internal sewer flooding.
To obtained the alerts please register with the Safer Seas Service.
Alternatively, please check the beach signage when you visit one of the regions beaches.
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