Carrick

Dumfries & Galloway

Carrick
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy bay within the larger Fleet Bay.

Activities

This stretch of coastline is backed by Galloway Forest Park - the Forestry Commission and Walk Highlands have information on walking in the area: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/galloway/; http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/galloway-forest-park/walking.

Wildlife and Walks

A remote area offering some quiet, unspoilt landscapes and views over the Isles of Fleet and Fleet Bay. There is more information about wildlife in the area here: http://www.dgerc.org.uk/files/dgerc/downloads/welcome_to_wildlife_web.pdf

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

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

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 Carrick

Parking

 

Limited roadside parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.