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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A wide north facing sandy beach interspersed with rock groynes. A promenade runs along the beach with ramped access from the car parks. Adjoins Barkby and Ffrith beaches in a 5 mile stretch of sand.


Water sports include windsurfing and sailing. The promenade is a popular area for cycling and for walking. There is a leisure centre and amusement arcades nearby. This is a popular area for golf.

Wildlife and Walks

With a promenade and miles of sand there’s plenty of room for a stroll. For a spot of birding and wildlife watching, Rhuddlan Local Nature Reserve and Pwll Brickfields Pond are places to visit.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, 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

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Prestatyn

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Parking available off Beach Road East.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed on certain areas. See the council’s website for dogs on beaches:

Beach cleaning

No current information



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 4th June 2017 + 1st July - 3rd September 2017

Weekends: 10th June - 25th June 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.