Marlborough has a number of beautiful beaches and rivers that are popular with visitors and local residents during the warmer months of the year. With its considerable coastline and many rivers Marlborough offers numerous river and sea swimming spots.
Marlborough District Council monitors the recreational water quality of twelve coastal beaches and nine river sites from the beginning of November until the end of March. Samples are taken weekly, usually at the beginning of each week, independent of weather conditions and tide levels.
Marlborough District Council also provides three public swimming pools in Blenheim, Picton and Seddon.