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5 dangerous beaches to swim at in the UK


When considering some of the most dangerous beaches to swim at, we often think of shark-infested waters. Yet, the UK is actually home to some of the dirtiest beaches in the world, making them some of the most dangerous beaches to swim at.

While slips, trips and falls can occur at any beach anywhere in the world, these dirtiest, dangerous beaches to swim at in the UK, present risks of waterborne infection and illnesses.


The most dangerous beaches to swim at in the UK

As reported in The Telegraph earlier this year, the UK has a total of 31 beaches which ‘failed to meet minimum standards in 2015’ of the new EU bathing water regulations, rating ‘’poor’ under new standards account for 5 per cent of all bathing water sites in the UK’.

The telegraph also reported that under 60 per cent of the UK’s beaches were recorded as ‘excellent’. Shamefully, by comparison, ‘the average across all EU nations was 85.5 per cent ‘excellent’’.

Five of the dirtiest and most dangerous beaches to swim at in the UK, again, according to The Telegraph, include:

  1. Aberdeen City beach
  2. Slapton Sands in Devon
  3. Gunwalloe Fishing Cove in Cornwall
  4. Chesil Cove shore in Dorset
  5. Holes Bay near Poole in Dorset

Claiming compensation for seaside accidents

If you have suffered a seaside-related illness, or an accident such as a trip or fall due to poorly maintained shorelines, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.

At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we discuss the basis of your claim. This enables us to determine both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

From there, should we mutually decide to proceed with your claim, you can recuperate at home safe in the knowledge that our legal team work on a 100 per cent no win no fee basis.


Getting in touch with us

For more information regarding your fall accident, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 5659. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.