Pendine

Dyfed

Pendine
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A very long sandy, straight beach edged by a belt of sand dunes. From the beach there are clear views across Carmarthen Bay to Gower and Tenby. This beach can be used by the MOD and therefore is sometimes closed to the public.

Activities

Popular with kite buggies enthusiasts, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Wildlife and Walks

Carmarthen Bay is a Special Protected Area and European Marine Site. There is more information about this precious habitat here: http://english.cbeems.org/

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 Pendine

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is is parking near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed between the slipways - May to September.

Beach cleaning

No current information

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.