Anstruther, Billow Ness

Fife

Anstruther, Billow Ness
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Billowness is to the west of Anstruther Harbour in a quiet sandy bay. It is an ideal place for nature enthusiasts, walkers, or people who just want to relax at the coast.

Activities

The beach is sued for: swimming, sailing, fishing and there is a children’s area. Boat trips to Isle of May are available.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path which runs the entire length of the Fife coastline from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge: http://www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk/. Walk Highlands also have information about walking in the area: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/

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

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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 Anstruther, Billow Ness

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Free parking for 15 cars.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned weekly.

Lifeguards

None.