Lantic Bay


Lantic Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A quiet beautiful cove with white sands. Being hard to find and difficult beach access mean that there is very rarely a crowd.


Bathing, walking and taking in the gorgeous scenery - this is truly a magnificent spot and well worth the walk. The current can be strong around the bay.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the South West Coast Path. Head west to the Fowey Estuary and east past Lantivet Bay to Polperro.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
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 Not tested

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.


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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

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Facilities at Lantic Bay



There is a National Trust car park near Fowey and a twenty minute walk to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed. Please clear up and take all litter home.

Beach cleaning

Please help to keep the beach clean and take your litter home.