Portmahomack

Highland

Portmahomack
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This sandy beach is situated within the picturesque harbour village of Portmahomack. Popular beach for water sports. Extensive coastal walks and unique historical sites can be found in the local area. There are toilets and free parking.

Activities

Popular destination for watersports.

Wildlife and Walks

Follow the coast to the tip of the peninsula to Tarbat Ness Lighthouse. Standing at 40m high, this is one of the tallest lighthouses in Britain. This is also a very good spot for watching grey seals and look out for whales passing, you never know - minkes have been seen off the coast here.

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 Portmahomack

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Free parking.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.