Meols

Wirral

Meols
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A small strip of shingle in front of and a vast expanse of sand exposed at low tide.

Activities

Sand buggying is popular on the wide open spaces provided by the receding tides. Sand buggies will be in particular numbers at certain times of the year depending on the tides.

Wildlife and Walks

Popular site in winter for coastal birdwatching. The 4 mile long North Wirral Coastal Park is next to the beach and adjacent to the sea embankment. For further details contact Wirral Council Coastal Rangers on 0151 648 4371.

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 Excellent

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.

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

Strong currents Strong currents
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 Meols

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Parking is available close to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.