Water Quality of Beaches and Winter Swimming Spots

The Environmental Office of the Oulu Region inspects the Oulu region’s official beaches and supervises the quality of water systematically with sampling. We supervise beaches in Oulu, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos and Tyrnävä. Hailuoto does not have any official supervised beaches. The list of official beaches is found on the municipalities’ websites: 

Beaches with EU status and small public beaches


Bacteria investigated in swimming water

Cyanobacteria (Blue-green algae)

Swimmer’s itch

Gonyostomum semen

Announcement of a hazard in swimming waters

The Environmental Office of the Oulu Region
Environmental Health Care
Environmental Health Care on-call service is open on weekdays 9.00-15.00. E-mail is read on weekdays.