Llantwit Major

Glamorgan

Llantwit Major
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

The beach is at the end of a valley and has rock strata with pebbles and sand. It is backed by cliffs.

Activities

The beach is used for swimming, surfing and fishing. The surf breaks here over a rocky reef which can produce very good quality waves for advanced surfers. Beginners should take great care.

Wildlife and Walks

Wildlife: rocky cliffs with habitat for nesting birds and cliff plants. Walks: leaflets are available from - Llantwit Major Town Council.

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

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
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 Llantwit Major

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is free car parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned as required

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st July - 3rd September 2017

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