Top rating for seaside bathing water quality

Published Wednesday, 27th November 2019

Hartlepool seaside resort Seaton Carew has again received the highest rating for the quality of the water in its main bathing area.

Announcing its classifications for the 2020 bathing season, the Environment Agency has rated Seaton Carew Centre as ‘Excellent.’

Seaton Carew North Gare and Seaton Carew North have also retained their rankings as ‘Excellent’ and ‘Good’ respectively.

Seaton Carew

Seaton Carew Centre and Seaton Carew North Gare (pictured) were both rated excellent

The ratings are given annually and follow rigorous regular water sampling by the Environment Agency throughout this year’s bathing season.

The rating is a further accolade for the main Seaton beach area, which earlier this year was once again granted a prestigious Seaside Award by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The beach is regularly cleaned and is patrolled by lifeguards during the school summer holidays. Seaside Awards are only given to English beaches which are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards.

Councillor Sue Little, Vice-Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, who is herself a Seaton Carew resident, said: “I’m delighted that Seaton Carew has once again earned such high ratings for the quality of its bathing water.

“When you combine this with the lovely beach and the seafront amusements, gift shops and eateries, Seaton Carew offers a lovely day out at the seaside for all the family.”