Portmellon

Cornwall

Mevagissey
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

This sandy beach, 150m long, is situated within a bay and at high tide it is completely covered. The beach is bordered by a road and is used predominantly by tourists.

Activities

Excellent rockpooling at low tide. This area is known as the Cornish Riviera and Portmellon lies within an AONB.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a coastal path for walking. Seals can sometimes be seen from the beach.

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 Good

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

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

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

Facilities at Portmellon

Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Around 50 car parking spaces are available for a charge.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.