Dunster North West

Somerset

Dunster North West
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A large sand and shingle beach with beach chalets. There is a large picnic area and a fresh water lake.

Activities

Mini golf, fishing and walking are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Walk along the coastal path or explore Exmoor - they have a map of all their walks, here: http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/walking/exmoor-walking-map

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 Good

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

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

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

Facilities at Dunster North West

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

There is parking by the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on certain areas.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.