Clovelly

Devon

Clovelly
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Through the ancient village of Clovelly, the main road descends hundreds of feet to the harbour and lifeboat station. Both protected by an ancient stone breakwater and stand next to a small pebble beach.

Activities

Explore the quaint village with its pretty cottages and cobbled streets. Boat trips also run from Clovelly.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coast Path runs straight past the beach. Walk east for Westward Ho, taking in the views of the gorgeous bay, and walk west to enter into the beautiful Hartland Devon Heritage Coast - there is a lovely walk along the coast from Clovelly to Mouthmill Beach.

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

2017 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

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


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 Clovelly

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking available a short walk from the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.