Millport Bay

North Ayrshire

Millport Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

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Millport Bay is a small seaside resort with an attractive seafront. It has a sheltered sandy bay, a harbour, an old pier and a promenade.


There is cycle hire, boating, fishing, a museum nearby and plenty of cafes and restaurants. A good spot for rockpooling too.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town and the seafront, or the rest of the Island.

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 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

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More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Facilities at Millport Bay

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Free street parking.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information