Tolcarne

Cornwall

Tolcarne
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The beach is formed by a large expanse of sand backed by cliffs in a crescent shaped bay. It is popular with surfers, swimmers and families. At low tide the beach joins with Great Western beach and Lusty Glaze.

Activities

Popular activities here are swimming, surfing, snorkelling and fishing. There is zoning for water sports and a surf school, where surf boards are available for hire at the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

There are cliff walks in the area and very good rock pools at 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 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

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Facilities at Tolcarne

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is no car park but there is plenty of free roadside parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

Seasonal ban in place between 1st May and 30th September.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 20th May - 1st October 2017

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