Broughty Ferry

Dundee

Broughty Ferry
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A former fishing village, now a residential suburb of Dundee, Broughty Ferry is an extensive sandy beach. A promenade gives direct pedestrian and disabled access. The beach is backed by dunes and provides views across the Tay Estuary.

Activities

The beach is is used for: jet skiing, swimming, walks, bowling, sailing, canoeing and wind surfing.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town and historic castle. There is some fantastic wildlife here from birds to the occasional sitting of porpoises. To the east is the Broughty Ferry Nature Reserve and on the other side of the Tay is the Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th 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.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Broughty Ferry

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Free parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs prohibited from award section of beach.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.