Do you fancy taking a dip in the sea along the Blackpool coast this summer?

Whether you fancy just wetting your toes or swimming amongst the waves, it’s important to know where you can and can’t swim.

Measures are put in place to make sure the water is safe to swim in so it’s vital that you follow all the rules when going to a beach.

Can you swim in the sea at Blackpool beach?

If you’re heading to Blackpool and would like to enjoy the water, you can with some areas being available to swim in.

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackpool's coast allows for visitors to swim in some areasBlackpool's coast allows for visitors to swim in some areas (Image: Getty)The Blackpool council website explains that four stretches of Blackpool’s coast are available for those who want to swim. There are eight designated spots across the Fylde coast.

You can keep up to date with any pollution warnings at Bispham, Blackpool Central, Blackpool North and Blackpool South via the website.

During the bathing season every year (May to September), the Environment Agency monitors every site and takes 20 samples from each.

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The council website adds: “These sites must meet European guidelines of water quality, with the aim of protecting the health of people who may want to swim, paddle or even just splash and play there.

“Blackpool Council is working closely with the Environment Agency, as well as the wider Fylde Peninsula Water Management Partnership to ensure our waters continue to meet the new standards.

“The council also has a legal responsibility under the contaminated land investigation process to stop the pollution of controlled waters.

“Bathing water is effected by a variety of sources; incorrect disposable of cooking fats, sanitary products and other hygiene products such as wetwipes can cause blockages.”

You can see the annual water quality and pollution update for Blackpool beaches via the council’s website.