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Port Grenaugh

Photograph: Jon Wornham

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Santon, Isle of Man

Lat/Long

54.1N 4.6W
 

The 2014 bathing season has finished and we’re busy collating the latest results. Our current results are from 2013.

Water quality

Please note that the 2014 bathing season has now finished. Our current results use samples taken between May and
September 2013 and we are working to update these with results from 2014. Thank you for your patience while we do this.

The Good Beach Guide uses water sampling data collected by the UK environment agencies and local authorities
during the previous summer (i.e. Good Beach Guide classifications for 2014 are based on results of samples taken
during summer 2013) to assess water quality at beaches against the following standards, from best to worst water quality:

MCS Recommended – excellent water quality

Guideline – higher water quality

Mandatory – minimum water quality

Fail – did not meet the minimum water quality standard

Our standards are based on the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC), but our results are not the same as those
published by the UK Government and devolved administrations. We award some beaches our MCS Recommended
standard for excellent water quality and we include any UK beach sampled for water quality, even those not legally
required to comply with the Directive’s standards.

Please note: Storms, floods and heavy rain can lead to short term water pollution.

See our ‘How we recommend beaches’ page to find out more about our water quality standards.

MCS Recommended
2014: MCS Recommended
2013: Mandatory
2012: Fail
2011: Fail
2010: Fail
2009: Mandatory

Local sewage outflows

Sewage discharges which may be affecting the water quality at this beach.
See "How we recommend beaches" to find out more about sewage treatment.
No known local discharges

European designated bathing water

Every summer, water quality is assessed at popular UK beaches which have been designated as bathing waters
under the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC). Water samples are also sometimes taken on beaches
which are not officially designated as bathing waters. At these beaches the regular sampling of the water is not
a legal requirement, but is instead carried out on a voluntary basis by the beach owner or local authority.
no

Lifeguarded

no No lifeguard service
Enclosed sandy bay on the east coast of the island, between Port Soderick and Santon Head.

Beach type

Sand

Local facilities

Litter

No current information

Things to do

No current information

Wildlife & walks

No current information

Animal restrictions

No current information
This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety page or contact the local beach operator for further information.

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