Pembroke Bay


Pembroke Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification


Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

The beach offers a large, almost unbroken expanse of sand. A narrow band of pebbles near the seawall protect the surrounding common land and golf course from erosion. The gentle slope of the bay makes it good for paddling.


Swimming, fishing, snorkeling and wind surfing are popular here. There is zoning for water sports. The bay is sandwiched in between two forts: Le Marchant & Pembroke. There is a golf club next to the beach. OF historical interest is the Loophole Tower no.9, Jaonneuse, which is west of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Pembroke is situated on the 14km coastal footpath/cycle path. The L’Ancresse/Pembroke area is home to a rare yellow horned poppy.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Guernsey from 15th May to 30th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.
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


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

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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Pembroke Bay

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



Free parking.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned by hand daily during the Summer and twice a week in the Winter.