Port Soif Bay

Guernsey

Port Soif Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This horseshoe-shaped bay of fine dry sand provides a sheltered environment for bathing, making the beach a favourite with families. A narrow gap between the headlands of Grandes Rocques and Portinfer lets the sea into the bay.

Activities

the beach is sued for swimming, surfing, fishing and snorkeling.

Wildlife and Walks

There are good rock pools worth exploring on the beach. The rare bee orchid and sand crocus can be seen in the dunes, as well as birds such as wheatears, stonechats and linnets.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Guernsey 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

2017

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.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

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Tide times

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 Port Soif Bay

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is ample parking near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned by hand daily during the Summer and twice a week in the Winter.

Lifeguards

None.