New Quay Harbour

Dyfed

New Quay Harbour
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A picturesque and internationally renowned resort village and was once a flourishing fishing port and ship building centre. Harbour beach, with its deep golden sands and secluded harbour, offers both bathing and boating facilities.

Activities

The beach is used for swimming, sailing and fishing. There are zoned areas for water sports. The New Quay Regatta and the New Quay Festival take place every summer. There is a watersports centre located on the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

There are frequent sightings of bottlenose dolphins within this section of the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation (The New Quay Dolphin Monitoring Group Website). The beach is also part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, 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 Natural Resources Wales
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
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 New Quay Harbour

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Two car parks nearby - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 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.