Bordeaux

Guernsey

Bordeaux
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This east-facing beach is good for swimming, particularly on a summer morning at high tide, with wonderful views across the sea to the nearby islands of Herm and Jethou.

Activities

Swimming, fishing and boating are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Adjacent to Bordeaux Harbour is the former Bordeaux landfill site which has been transformed into a wonderful nature area and is a popular area for short walks to spot some of the amazing wildlife. Le Grand Pré Nature Reserve is north of the beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Guernsey from 15th May to 30th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.
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

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

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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 Bordeaux

Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned weekly

Lifeguards

None.