Achmelvich

Highland

Achmelvich
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This is a beautiful sheltered and rural west coast bay with a large expanse of silver sands. There is a caravan park close by and free parking is available.

Activities

This is a good beach for watersports, canoeing, sailing, walking, climbing, hiking and fishing.

Wildlife and Walks

The is a beautiful part of the Highlands and a much loved beach. Walk Highlands have more information on walks in the area: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ullapool/achmelvich-beach.shtml

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th 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.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

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Tide times

Facilities at Achmelvich

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Free parking.

Dog restrictions

 

The beach is accessible for dogs at all times of the year, provided dogs are either kept on the lead or in close control

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.