Borth

Dyfed

Borth
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

The beach at high tide is predominantly shingle, anchored by row upon row of wooden groynes. As the tide retreats about 150 yards of deep clean sand is revealed, extending for over three miles towards Ynyslas.

Activities

Swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing, windsailing and golf are popular here. For the Ospreys - the RSPBs Ynys-hir is not far away.

Wildlife and Walks

Cors Fochno peatbog is home to many rare plant species. Ceredigion coastal path leads south towards Clarach. For walking in Snowdonia, Visit Snowdonia has more info: https://www.visitsnowdonia.info/snowdonia_walking_routes-118.aspx. Look out for porpoises, seals and dolphins in the bay.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, 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 Natural Resources Wales
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

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Borth

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is parking near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st July - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.