Swimming at your beach

Swim between the the two red and yellow flags
Swim between the the two red and yellow flags

There are some times and places when the sea is more likely to be polluted. These are:

  • The first few days after heavy rain. There will be more dirty run-off if it has not rained for a while.
  • Near stormwater drains opening up into the sea.
  • At the mouths of many creeks and rivers.

If you can see a lot of silt or litter in the sea, it is likely the water will be a little dirty.