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Scotland’s bathing water classifications under the Bathing Waters (Scotland) Regulations 2008 are listed below. Classifications are calculated at the end of the bathing water season and apply to each bathing water for the duration of the following season.

The data behind these classifications can be accessed and visualised using our bathing waters data explorer tool on Scotland's Environment Web.

Bathing water Current status
Aberdeen Excellent
Aberdour (Silversands) Excellent
Aberdour Harbour (Black Sands) Good
Achmelvich Excellent
Anstruther (Billow Ness) Excellent
Arbroath (West Links) Good
Ayr (South Beach) Good
Balmedie Excellent
Barassie Good
Brighouse Bay Good
Broad Sands Good
Broughty Ferry Excellent
Burntisland Good
Carnoustie Excellent
Carrick Good
Coldingham Excellent
Collieston Good
Crail (Roome Bay) Excellent
Cruden Bay Excellent
Cullen Bay Excellent
Culzean Excellent
Dhoon Bay Sufficient
Dores Sufficient
Dornoch Excellent
Dunbar (Belhaven) Sufficient
Dunbar (East) Good
Dunnet Excellent
Elie (Harbour) and Earlsferry Excellent
Elie (Ruby Bay) Excellent
Ettrick Bay Good
Eyemouth Sufficient
Findhorn Excellent
Fisherrow Sands Good
Fraserburgh (Philorth) Excellent
Fraserburgh (Tiger Hill) Good
Gairloch Beach Excellent
Ganavan Excellent
Girvan Sufficient
Gullane Excellent
Heads of Ayr Good
Inverboyndie Good
Irvine Good
Kinghorn (Harbour Beach) Poor
Kinghorn (Pettycur) Good
Kingsbarns Excellent
Kirkcaldy (Seafield) Excellent
Largs (Pencil Beach) Good
Leven Sufficient
Loch Morlich Excellent
Longniddry Good
Lossiemouth (East) Good
Lower Largo Poor
Lunan Bay Excellent
Lunderston Bay Good
Luss Bay Sufficient
Machrihanish Excellent
Maidens Sufficient
Millport Bay Excellent
Monifieth Good
Montrose Excellent
Mossyard Good
Nairn (Central) Good
Nairn (East) Good
North Berwick (Milsey Bay) Sufficient
North Berwick (West) Excellent
Pease Bay Excellent
Peterhead (Lido) Excellent
Portobello (Central) Sufficient
Portobello (West) Sufficient
Prestwick Excellent
Rockcliffe Good
Rosehearty Good
Rosemarkie Good
Saltcoats/Ardrossan Good
Sand Beach Excellent
Sandyhills Good
Seacliff Good
Seamill Good
Seton Sands Good
Southerness Good
St Andrews (East Sands) Excellent
St Andrews (West Sands) Excellent
Stonehaven Good
Thorntonloch Excellent
Thurso Good
Troon (South Beach) Excellent
Whitesands Excellent
Wardie Bay Good
Yellow Craig Sufficient

Summary of all 89 bathing waters

Classification Count Percentage
Excellent 38 43 %
Good 37 42 %
Sufficient 12 13 %
Poor 2 2 %