Bossiney Haven


Bossiney Haven
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

The beach is a sheltered cove, where the sand is completely covered at high tide. Situated in amongst stunning coastline, the beach is excellent for walking enthusiasts. The cove houses a cave, which is waiting to be explored. There are pubs and a campsite within a mile of the beach.


You can swim and surf here and Outdoor Adventure run coasteering sessions which take advantage of the rocky coastline. For history lovers - the grazing land at Bossiney is an ancient common with the remains of medieval strip fields still evident.

Wildlife and Walks

Just to the north is Rocky Valley with its mini gorge and tumbling waterfalls. To the south is Willapark headland covered in maritime grasslands, heath and gorse scrub. Lye Rock is famed for its nesting seabirds and look out for house martins.

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 Bossiney Haven



Parking available at Bossiney, with privately owned overflow field open in summer.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information.