Beacon Cove

Devon

Beacon Cove
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

This small pebbled cove adjacent to the harbour and close to the town centre provides some respite from the bustle of a busy resort.

Activities

A lovely spot for a dip and swim. There are cafes and restaurants along the seafront and wonderful views across Torbay from the pier. The harbour is just west of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the harbour and the Agatha christie mile. The beach is within Torbay which has Global Geopark status and is an SSSI - some of its special features are limestone grasslands, rare plants and lichens. Look out for Guillemots which colonise the cliffs in huge numbers.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, 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 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.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Facilities at Beacon Cove

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking at the harbour and more spaces in nearby car parks.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly

Lifeguards

None.