Aberporth

Dyfed

Aberporth
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

The picturesque village resort of Aberporth overlooks two sandy beaches and is one of Ceredigion’s favourite holiday destinations. Rock pools are exposed at low tides and the cliff top walks offer amazing views.

Activities

Swimming, surfing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Aberporth lies on the Ceredigion Heritage Coast. This section of Cardigan Bay also lies within the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast and Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation - recognised for its diverse wildlife.

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 Good

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

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Aberporth

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is parking available for 50 cars. There is a charge for using the car park.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on the western part of the beach during the summer.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer and weekly the rest of the year by the council.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 17th June - 3th September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.