Clarach South

Dyfed

Clarach South
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

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 taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th 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.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

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 South

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dog restrictions apply.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st July - 3rd September 2017

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