Fermain

Guernsey

Fermain
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Fermain sits at the base of a beautiful wooded valley and leads onto some of the most spectacular cliffs on the Island. The bay has fantastic views across to the islands of Sark, Brecqhou and Jersey in the distance.

Activities

The beach is used for swimming, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing and boating.

Wildlife and Walks

Fermain is located on the 28 mile cliff path network which starts at La Vallette (20 min walk) and runs to Pleinmont on the south-west tip of the Island. Fermain valley is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

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

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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 Fermain

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Limited parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

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

Lifeguards

None.