Bathing water pollution risk forecast issued on 6 September 2022. Forecast is valid on day of issue only.

Signs advising against bathing are displayed at:

  • Seaton (Devon)
  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Exmouth

An East Devon District Council spokesperson said:

Bathing has been closed at Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth beach as a result of an Environment Agency (EA) alert against bathing due to pollution resulting from the recent heavy rain.

We advise everyone to stay out of the water while the warning is in force. 

We hope bathing will be open again tomorrow.

Further detail on the EA Pollution alerts/forecasts and the potential sources of pollution can be found on the EA's swim info site Bathing water quality (