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BeachLive 2015 Season
About BeachLive
South West Water LogoWelcome to BeachLive - South West Water's award-winning bathing water quality information system.

The service went live again in time for Easter, ahead of the official bathing water season which runs from 15 May to 30 September. 

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 during the winter.

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No risk to quality from overflows
An overflow has occurred which may affect bathing water quality

The monitors are undergoing maintenance

Third party beach closure i.e. oil spills, strong currents
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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