Cobo Beach

Guernsey

Cobo Beach
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This popular sandy bay, edged by spectacular rocky granite outcrops provides excellent snorkeling and rockpooling. Swimming and windsurfing are also very good. Situated in the heart of Cobo Village with a hotel, restaurant and pub.

Activities

The beach is used for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, wind surfing.

Wildlife and Walks

The Saumarez Nature Trail is a quiet walk under trees to Saumarez Park. The Port Soif Nature Trail is also a short walk located to the north of the bay.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Guernsey from 15th May to 30th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.
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

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

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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 Cobo Beach

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is plenty of parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach manually cleaned daily during the summer and weekly the rest of the year

Lifeguards

None.