About this service

bathingwaters.eu provides the official ratings of bathing water quality of almost 27,000 places in most European countries. The classification is based on the EU Directive 2006/7/EC regulation and compiled by the European Environment Agency annually.

The current data represent the ratings for the year 2017 and are assessed by water samples taken throughout the previous bathing season, in this case during 2016.

The local authorities in each country are responsible for the meassurements of the specific bathing water place and the corresponding classification. Please contact them directly in case of any questions or comments regarding their findings.

Also if more recent results from water samples are needed, the respective local authority might provide further information directly.