Cullen Bay

Moray

Cullen Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Cullen beach is a very attractive sandy beach set in a bay.

Activities

The beach is sued for swimming, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, snorkeling and fishing. There is no zoning in place for watersports activities. There is a golf course nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is within the Moray Firth - a fantastic area for wildlife. There are resident bottlenose dolphins and boat trips to see them, although there are several places onshore where you can have excellent views of them: http://www.moraydolphins.co.uk/

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th 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 Sufficient

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

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
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 Cullen Bay

Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

There is parking near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

The beach is not cleaned.

Lifeguards

None.