Polurrian Cove

Cornwall

Polurrian Cove
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A large exposed beach set in a cove, surrounded by rocks and steep cliffs.

Activities

Surfing and bathing.

Wildlife and Walks

On the South west coast path which leads to many neighbouring bays and beaches.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, 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 the Environment Agency
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

Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Polurrian Cove

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

There is a car park behind the beach just a short walk away.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed between Easter Sunday and 30rh September (7:00am-7:00pm).

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Weekends: 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.