Arbroath (Victoria Park)


Arbroath (Victoria Park)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

North of the harbour and town, this is a rocky and sandy beach. There are rock pools and the beach sits in front of Victoria Park.


The beach is sued for swimming, sailing, sea canoeing and fishing. There is no zoning for water sports. There is food, facilities and an abbey in Arbroath.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a cliff top walk above the beach. Seabirds and occasional seals may be seen. Murton Farm, Tearoom and Nature Reserve, is not far away, nor is Loch of Kinnordy and is well worth visiting. Walk Highlands have more information on walks in the area:

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

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 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

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

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Facilities at Arbroath (Victoria Park)

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is free parking for 100 cars including disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned weekly during the summer.