The term “beach” means a natural or built beach designated for swimming and recreation, as well as intended for public use, for which a service provider which maintains its activities has been assigned.

There are beaches of different sizes and different levels of services and equipment.

The beach safety guidelines describe Tukes' interpretation of how the Consumer Safety Act should be applied to beaches. 

Service providers can themselves assess the need for beach monitoring at swimming beaches with the help of the Beach monitoring tool (in Finnish).