Daymer Bay


Daymer Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

This wide Sandy beach on the Camel Estuary is backed by sand dunes and a golf course. The water is shallow and ideal for bathing. The beach is much loved by families. The is only single rack access to the beach.


Popular activities include swimming and windsurfing.

Wildlife and Walks

There are many interesting walks around Daymer Bay including a coastal footpath walk to Polzeath which offers lovely views of the surrounding coastline. There are interesting rock pools at the beach.

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.


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

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Facilities at Daymer Bay

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins



There is parking available for 150 cars but there are no disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are welcome here.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned as required by council.