Advice against bathing at Minnis Bay now lifted

Advice against bathing Photo Frank Leppard

Advice against bathing at Minnis Bay has been lifted today (Wednesday 29 May).

The advice was put in place on Monday 20 May, following the discovery of dead ragworms, lugworms and shellfish at Minnis Bay.

This was caused by a naturally occurring algal bloom. The algae resulted in the presence of a residue which has now hardened and is being broken up by the action of the tides.

Having carried out a range of tests, the Environment Agency (EA) confirmed the material in the affected area is not toxic.

The Environment Agency has removed its advice against bathing at Minnis Bay and West Bay as well as St Mildred’s Bay, Westbrook and Margate, which it had put in place as a precaution.

Thanet District Council signs that were in place at Minnis Bay advising members of the public against entering the water and to stay above the high water mark, have now been removed.

1 Comment

  1. Great news!

    But don’t let it take the spotlight off Southern Water, they are still thieving lying bar stewards imho

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