Ganavan

Argyll & Bute

Ganavan
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Ganavan has two sandy beaches a few miles north of Oban. Secluded and with wonderful views this is a peaceful beach destination.

Activities

Exploring the beaches and rock pools. To the south of the beach is Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds.

Wildlife and Walks

Oban is within walking distance. Walk Highlands have several good walking routes within the area: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/dunstaffnage.shtml; https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/oban.shtml.

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 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.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

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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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Ganavan

Toilets Toilets Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking is available with charge.

Dog restrictions

 

Dog ban on beach. Dog bins in car park area.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.