Aberystwyth South

Dyfed

Aberystwyth South
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

22 July 2018

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

Aberystwyth is sheltered sand and shingle beach in the middle of Cardigan Bay. A popular family seaside resort with plenty to do for children, including an Edwardian promenade, bandstand and castle.

Activities

Daily boat trips are available and traditional seaside entertainments such as donkey rides, a bouncy castle and childrens’ rides. Water sports include surfing, sailing, windsurfing and sea-kayaking.

Wildlife and Walks

Stroll along the promenade and explore this traditional seaside resort town. Gilfach Nature Reserve is not far away. There are a couple of woodland reserves to the south of the town, managed by The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales: Old Warren Hill and Coed Penglanowen.

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

No water quality warning issued

22 July 2018

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
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Aberystwyth South

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking, disabled parking and park and ride all available.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st July - 3rd 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.