Allonby South


Allonby South
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Allonby has a beautiful shingle and sand beach which forms a vast expanse of sand at low tide and has wonderful views of the estuary.


Horse-riding, kite-flying, windsurfing and kite-boarding are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Both the Coast Path and the Smugglers Way pass Allonby. The Coastal Path runs past the beach and the Smugglers way pass Allonby. This is within the Solway Coast AONB and the South Solway Mosses National Nature Reserve is not far inland.

What's tested here?

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

2018 Not tested

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.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
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

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Facilities at Allonby South

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets



Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information


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