Ladram Bay

Devon

Ladram Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A beautiful clean and sheltered pebble beach surrounded by sheer red sandstone cliffs. Facilities available at Ladram Bay Holiday Park and there’s Pebbles Restaurant for a bite to eat.

Activities

Sheltered bathing and water sports are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Within East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Coastal path runs right past the beach. Head north east to Sidmouth or south to gorgeous Sandy Bay.

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

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 Ladram Bay

Campsite Campsite Food Food

Parking

 

Limited parking.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed onto the beach.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.