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Water Quality

Annual classification


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Situated on the north-west coast of the island, famed for its fascinating caves which have been eroded into the cliffs surrounding the bay. If relaxing on the beach is more to your taste you will find a pleasing expanse of sand at Plemont.


Surfing and swimming, also exploring the rock pools and sea caves.

Wildlife and Walks

A cliff path leads west to Les Landes and connects with a network of other walks across the island. There is a resident colony of puffins and razorbills at Plemont.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Jersey 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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Facilities at Plemont

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Limited parking at the top of the steps, otherwise park at the top of the cliffs, a fair walk away from the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs must be on a lead and dog fouling removed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.



Dates and times

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