Ogmore Central

Glamorgan

Ogmore Central
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Popular west facing beach, two miles long, at mouth of the river Ogmore. Popular with families, surfers and canoeists. The beach has a surf club and toilets but no other immediate facilities.

Activities

Swimming. surfing. canoeing. fishing. No local equipment hire but Ogmore is an increasingly popular beach with surfers.

Wildlife and Walks

Good coastal walks with spectacular seascapes. Ogmore lies on the Heritage Coast and is locally renowned for fossil collecting.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

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

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

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Facilities at Ogmore Central

Parking

 

Local park free from September to May. Charges apply during the summer.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st 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.