Leven

Fife

Leven
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Within Lago Bay and sitting in front of Silverburn Park, this is a beautiful, long and sandy beach with views over the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh and it is just north of the the town of Innerleven.

Activities

Leven has numerous golf courses.

Wildlife and Walks

There are marked trails from Sillerhole, up the small river, or explore the coastal path: http://www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk/. Walk Highlands also have information about walking in the area: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/

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 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

Forecasts are not available for this location.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
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 Leven

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking is available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs restricted area.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 24th June - 28th August 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.