Bathing water quality in Purbeck
In Purbeck 7 beaches are currently sampled for bathing water quality on a weekly basis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the summer months (June to September).
The sampling results are then passed on to Purbeck District Council. The Environment Agency will decide each year which beaches are to be tested. Currently these beaches are:
Durdle door East
Durdle door West
Shell Bay North
Studland Knoll House
The council make the information available to the public by sending it to the above location where it should be put on notice boards. These notices indicate the bathing water quality (poor, good or excellent) at that particular beach.
Further information including results, can be found on EPA's website (opens in a new window)