Freshwater West

Dyfed

Freshwater West
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A sandy beach backed by a unique structure of sand dunes and reed beds, which are home to species such as choughs. Historically this secluded beach was a haunt for smugglers, now it is particularly popular with watersports enthusiasts and local fishermen.

Activities

Surfing and bodyboarding are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

The coastal path runs past the beach - http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore-pembrokeshire/coast-path/

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, 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 Natural Resources Wales
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

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 Freshwater West

Food Food Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

There is parking next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by

RLNI - More information about dates and times

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.