Clarach North

Dyfed

Clarach North
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Sand and shingle beach beside a popular holiday village backed by cliffs. Particularly recommended for coastal walks, including a nature trail connecting Clarach Bay and Aberystwyth with panoramic views across Cardigan Bay.

Activities

Swimming, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, canoeing and bowling are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Recommended for coastal walks - there is a local nature trail between Clarach Bay and Aberystwyth. Coed Y Cwm Nature reserves is nearby. For Ospreys, head north to RSPBs Ynys-hir.

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

2018 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.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
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 Clarach North

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dog restrictions apply.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.