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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

Pebbles and extraordinarily dark sand made of pounded grey slate form this beach. The same slate gives a deep blue colour to the water in the ‘Blue Lagoon’, a beautiful little harbour - a breached quarry - to the north of the beach.


Boating, surfing and canoeing are popular and there is a Coasteering centre here. Care should be taken as heavy surf can develop within 20 minutes.

Wildlife and Walks

This is a fine starting point for a coastal walk. There is magnificent cliff scenery and the evening sunsets are romantic. Spectacular cliff scenery and walks from Abereiddy to Porthgain.

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.


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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 Abereiddy

Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



Car parking free next to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily during the summer