Groomsport

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Groomsport
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Groomsport Beach is 10 minutes drive from the centre of Bangor. The beach is located adjacent to the small harbour. Groomsport is near the National Trust Nature Reserve of Ballymacormick Point with a walk that leads to Ballyholme Beach.

Activities

The beach and area is used for walking, birdwatching and there are golf courses nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Groomsport is near the National Trust Nature Reserve of Ballymacormick Point with a walk that leads to Ballyholme Beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Northern Ireland Environment 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

Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Groomsport

Food Food Shops Shops

Parking

 

There is parking near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.