Northcott Mouth

Cornwall

Northcott Mouth
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

An unspoilt 3 mile stretch of sandy beach with Sandymouth to the north and Crooklets to the south. Popular with families looking to escape the crowds of Bude and a little stream runs across the beach. At high tide the sand is covered and this rocky cove is exposed to Atlantic swells.

Activities

Fantastic beach for rockpooling, surfing and bathing.

Wildlife and Walks

Northcott Mouth is on the South West Coast Path which joins up with neighbouring beaches and the small town of Bude.

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 Not tested

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.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
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 Northcott Mouth

Food Food

Parking

 

Parking available in National Trust car park - donation suggested.

Dog restrictions

 

The beach is dog friendly.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned weekly by National Trust staff and volunteers

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 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.