Coverack

Cornwall

Coverack
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Situated in a fishing village, the beach is a shelving strip of shingle along the bay to the harbour wall.

Activities

Swimming and fishing are popular. Divers also flock here to explore the shipwrecks - ships which have fallen prey to The Manacles - a group of dangerous, submerged rocks which lurk just of the coast.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the SW Coast Path. Seals, dolphins and basking sharks can sometimes be spotted off the coast.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, 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 Excellent

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 the Environment Agency
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

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Coverack

Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is a pay and display car park near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

The beach is cleaned by the council.

Lifeguards

None.