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Seagrove

Isle of Wight

Facing due east into the English channel. Seagrove is a peaceful sandy beach in the middle of a wide bay.

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Water Quality

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

View latest results and any daily forecasts here

Today's Forecast

No water quality warning issued
27 Aug 2015
(Information provided by the Environment Agency)

Facilities

Food availableToiletsShops

Parking

Limited parking

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None

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Activities

Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a coast path with interesting walks to Puckpool point or Ryde East sands. There is also the waterfowl gardens close-by. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: 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 from 15th May to 30th September.

Find out more about designated bathing waters here.

What is water quality?

Bathing water quality refers to the amount of bacteria present in the sea, which can vary from beach to beach, and can change daily, even on the same beach. High levels of bacteria can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works and storm overflows or run-off from agricultural and urban areas.

Water quality is usually reduced for 24 to 72 hours after heavy rainfall.

Annual result

2014: projected good

At the end of this summer, beaches will be classified with new standards that use four years of sample data. The projected result above shows how the beach would have been rated last year if the new standards had been used, using data from 2011 to 2014. What does this mean?

The new standards don't need to be used until the end of this summer - in 2014 this beach was classified as:

2014: guideline

How the new and old standards compare

Latest info

Check for daily pollution forecasts and the latest sample results here

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Seagrove

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal
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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 Seagrove

Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

East Head - 18 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Budds Farm - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Southsea - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Southsea and Eastney - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Stokes Bay - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Cams Bay - 20 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Hayling West Beach - 20 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Portchester - 20 Sep 2015
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Click here to see all events around the UK.

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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 Seagrove

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rev. darcy Chesterfield-terry
on 21 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Layla Churcher
on 16 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Megan Davies
on 16 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Linda Hadfield
on 13 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by James Goode
on 11 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Angela Eldridge
on 7 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachael Lyons
on 6 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sandra Gordon
on 4 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mike lander Rushmere creek end
on 23 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Farrar
on 17 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by June Burrows
on 13 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kirsty Broxton
on 10 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ann James
on 9 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kirstie Lucas
on 6 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Brendan wolf Oconnell
on 29 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Green
on 29 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Sharp
on 28 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Vivienne Parsons
on 28 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Clive Bishop
on 27 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Brock
on 27 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lynn Tasker
on 24 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joanne Bleach
on 15 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicola Floyd
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jillian Williams
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Grainne Andrews
on 10 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sandra Walter
on 10 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Mcnamara
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Russ Hanson-coles
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Toni Richards
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Grainne Andrews
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jim Moody
on 30 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Marie Kennedy
on 30 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joanne Kay
on 25 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Geoffrey Way
on 22 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Glenda Reed
on 22 May 2015

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