Portlogan Bay

Dumfries & Galloway

Portlogan Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A long sandy bay with the small village of Port Logan at it’s southern end where there is a small harbour. This is the setting for the BBC TV drama 2000 Acres of Sky.

Activities

Fishing and boating are popular here. Visit Logan Botanic Garden to the north of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

At the southern end of the bay there is a sea-water fish pond where the water is refreshed by the tides. This was originally used to hold fish for the manor house but is now a marine centre.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
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 Not tested

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.

Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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 Portlogan Bay

Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

There is a car park next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.