Burntisland

Fife

Burntisland
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

With its traditional seaside setting and promenade, Burntisland Beach is perfect for the family. A modern leisure centre, Seaside Park, crazy golf, bouncy castle and a summer fairground compliment the beach.

Activities

The beach is used for: swimming, sailing, fishing, jet skiing and wind surfing. A leisure centre is located next to the beach. Crazy golf is also available in the Links area behind the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path which runs the entire Fife coast line from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge.

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 Good

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

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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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Burntisland

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Free parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dog ban on beach.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned weekly during the summer.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 24th June - 28th August 2017

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