Abermawr

Dyfed

Abermawr
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A remote rural beach with a pebble bank, backed by earthed cliffs. Low tide exposes tree stumps buried in the sand - the remains of a forest drowned by a sudden flood as an ice sheet melted 8000 years ago.

Activities

Swimming, surfing and fishing are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along the beach head and offers spectacular scenery - for details of walking routes, see here: http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/?PID=390

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Abermawr

Parking

 

There is very limited parking on the roadside verge above the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach manually cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

None.