Bathing waters

Busy ports, famous beaches, nature reserves and miles of unspoilt land, the North West coast is as diverse as it is long. 31 beaches are designated as bathing waters for swimming or paddling. Check out our interactive map to find out more about these sites. The North West coast is cleaner than ever but there is more work to be done. This year we have expanded our trial to provide information to bathing water users on the potential risks to water quality from our combined sewer overflows.

Visit bathing waters in the north

View all of the bathing waters in the North West of England using our interactive map

Bathing Waters Search

What we are doing

Find out more about what we are doing to improve bathing water quality in the North West

About our bathing water map

We have now updated our real time map to include 22 bathing waters to give you info on potential risks to water quality