Pembrey

Dyfed

Pembrey
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

An 8 mile long stretch of sand edged by a belt of sand dunes along the entire length. The beach falls within Pembrey Country Park. Visitors can enjoy clear views across Carmarthen Bay (an SPA and Marine Site) to Tenby and the Gower.

Activities

Swimming, sea canoeing and fishing take place in zoned areas. The area also hosts local fishing competitions, sandcastle competitions and parakarting and sand yachting events. There is a visitor centre here.

Wildlife and Walks

The dunes and surrounding area are designated SSSI’s (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). Nature trails exist throughout the Country Park, including the beach. The Saltings area is a local nature reserve. For more on walks in the area: http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk

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

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

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 Pembrey

Food Food Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Car parking is available - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions

 

No dogs on main beach - May to September.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned manually and mechanically daily during the summer

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st July - 3rd September 2017

Weekends: 10th - 25th June 2017

May Half Term: 27th May - 4th June 2017

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