Marsden is between South Shields and Whitburn with access via a cliff lift. This site is managed by The National Trust and there are offshore stacks with seabird colonies.
Quality standards are set by the EU Bathing Water Directive to make sure bathing waters are clean and healthy.
Requirements set out by the Bathing Water Directive.
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