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Southend Jubilee

Essex

Southend's new beach opened in July 2003. Jubilee Beach was created from the construction of the improved flood defences, and stretches from Southend Pier to Thorpe Bay. The Marine Parade section of the beach is very popular with families.

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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
5 Aug 2015
(Information provided by the Environment Agency)

Facilities

Food availableToiletsShopsLitter bins

Parking

parking available for 2500. parking fee applies.

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Swimming, fishing and children's area.

Wildlife and Walks

Take a walk on Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1.34 miles. Guided walks on Southend Pier and through the Conservation Area. Seals are occasionally sighted. Fishing from the Pier and the beach is v See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: shingle,

Beach Location

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Wildlife sightings

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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 poor

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 Southend Jubilee

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

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".

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