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Blyth South Beach


A long strip of golden sands with a promenade and bandstand situated to the south of Blyth Harbour. Photo shows Blyth marina.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2015 Excellent

Today's Forecast

No water quality warning issued24 Oct 2016(Information provided by the Environment Agency)

Facilities at Blyth South Beach beach

Food availableToiletsLitter bins


Parking available next to the beach

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed on most of the bay, with a partial ban on the beach fronting the promenade,May to September

Beach cleaning

The beach is meachanically cleaned weekly during the summer



Dates and times | See safety tab


The waves here are suitable for surfing and the pier can often clean up a large northerly swell. There are beach chalets for hire and the beach is used extensively during the winter by shore anglers. The Blyth PWc Club have a launch site to the North end of the beach, which is zoned for bather safety during the summer. A full program of activities and events take place throughout spring and summer, check Local Authority web sites or contact the coastal Warden on 01670 797323 for further details.

Wildlife and Walks

Porpoises and dolphins are regularly seen from the beach, with Grey seal pups trying to sleep off their exhursions often during the winter. Also an excellent place to spot migrant birds in autumn and spring. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: bay, sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 15th May to 30th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2015 Excellent

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

These new European standards are based on the latest health advice and are roughly twice as tough as the old ones. They use the latest four years of data, rather than a single year. Find out how they compare.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach


Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Blyth South Beach beach

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Blyth South Beach beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Aurelie Bohan
on 17 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sam Peterson
on 30 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Stephanie Gormanley
on 16 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Judith Rohde
on 12 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jennifer Bethel
on 31 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Ford
on 19 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Heather Gould
on 16 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kevin Anderson
on 14 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jennifer Bethel
on 2 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gemma Foster
on 1 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lesley Sharp
on 18 Jun 2016

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