Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 527

Water Resources, England

The Bathing Water (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018


23rd April 2018

Laid before Parliament

26th April 2018

Coming into force

21st May 2018

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1).

The Secretary of State is designated(2) for the purposes of that section of that Act in relation to the environment.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Bathing Water (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 21st May 2018.

Amendment to the Bathing Water Regulations 2013

2.—(1) Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Bathing Water Regulations 2013 (surface waters in England)(3) is amended as follows.

(2) For the following entries, substitute as follows—

(a)for “Carbis Bay Station Beach”, substitute “Carbis Bay”;

(b)for “Crinnis”, substitute “Crinnis Beach”;

(c)for “Fistral”, substitute “Fistral North”;

(d)for “Par”, substitute “Par Sands”;

(e)for “Porthleven West”, substitute “Porthleven Sands”;

(f)for “Readymoney”, substitute “Readymoney Cove”;

(g)for “Shorthorn”, substitute “Shorthorn Beach”.

(3) In the appropriate places, insert—

(a)“Booby’s Bay”;

(b)“Bournemouth Manor Steps”;


(d)“Fistral South”;

(e)“Godrevy Towans”;

(f)“Gwithian Towans”;


(h)“Hayle Towans”;

(i)“Long Rock”;


(k)“Mexico Towans”;

(l)“Northcott Mouth”;



(o)“Porthkidney Sands”;





(t)“Upton Towans”;

(u)“Vault Beach”;

(v)“Wherry Town”.

(4) Omit the following entries—

(a)“Bude Crooklets”;

(b)“Bude Sandy Mouth”;

(c)“Bude Summerleaze”;

(d)“Carbis Bay Porth Kidney Sands”;

(e)“Gorran Haven (Vault)”;


(g)“Mounts Bay Long Rock”;

(h)“Mounts Bay Marazion”;

(i)“Mounts Bay Penzance”;

(j)“Mounts Bay Wherry Town”;

(k)“Perranporth Village End”;


(m)“The Towans (Godrevy)”;

(n)“The Towans (Hayle)”;

(o)“Whitsand Bay (Sharrow)”.

Thérèse Coffey

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

23rd April 2018


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Bathing Water Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1675) which implement, in England and Wales, Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the management of bathing water quality (OJ No L 64, 4.3.2006, p 37).

Part 1 of Schedule 2 is amended to include nine surface waters newly identified by the Secretary of State as bathing waters in England and to omit two surface waters no longer identified by the Secretary of State as bathing waters in England. The names of 20 English bathing waters already listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 are also amended.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or business sector is foreseen.


1972 c.68; section 2(2) was amended by section 27(1)(a) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) and by Part 1 of the Schedule to the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7).


S.I. 2013/1675; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2014/2363 and 2016/600.