Mounts Bay Long Rock

Cornwall

Mounts Bay Long Rock
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

23 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The beach is formed by an expanse of hard sand backed by coastal protection walls of granite. The beach is popular with walkers and looks out to St Michael’s Mount. A cycle path runs along the back of the beach.

Activities

Swimming, windsurfing, sailing, sea canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, power boating and fishing are all popular here. There is zoning for water sports activities.

Wildlife and Walks

Mounts Bay as the name suggests is overlooked by St Michael’s Mount which, along with the beach, is owned by the National Trust. There is an adjacent RSPB bird reserve behind the beach.

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 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

No water quality warning issued

23 May 2018

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

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Mounts Bay Long Rock

Food Food Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

There are three large car parks nearby for 600 cars with disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.