Point of Ayr, Talacre


Point of Ayr, Talacre
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy beach with wonderful sand dunes near the mouth of the Dee Estuary. An SSSI with an RSPB reserve.


Bird watching and walking are popular at this beautiful site. The point of the Ayr lighthouse is here.

Wildlife and Walks

The Dee estuary is fantastic for wintering birds. Care must be taken as this is a designated SSSI and one of the last remaining refuges of the rare Natterjack Toad. Rhuddlan Local Nature Reserve is not far away to the south.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by the local authority from 1st June to 15th 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

2017 Sufficient

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.


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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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Point of Ayr, Talacre

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets



There is a car park at the beach, off Station Road.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information