Largs

North Ayrshire

Largs
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Largs faces into the Firth of Clyde and is the departure point for ferries to the Isle of Cumbrae. It has a several small sandy beaches. There are cafes and restaurants near to the harbour at the southern end of the beach.

Activities

Boat trips to the Isle of Cumbrae. There are two museums close to the beach. Golf is popular here, a course is north of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town or take a trip to Cumbrae. Largs boarders Muirshiel Country Park, where there is excellent walking and you might spot a hen harriers, for more information about the park and visitor centre here: http://clydemuirshiel.co.uk/park-sites/muirshiel/

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.

Weather

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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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Largs

Food Food Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is a car park next to the beach, near the harbour.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.