Ffrith, Prestatyn


Ffrith, Prestatyn
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A long sandy beach with rocky breakwaters and a promenade.


Windsurfing and sailing are popular. A good area for golf and you can jet-ski with a permit. There is bowling nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town or stroll along the promenade. 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 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.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

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 Ffrith, Prestatyn

Food Food Shops Shops



Parking available by the beach and lots of parking further north, along the coast, towards Prestatyn.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed here but there are restrictions along this stretch of coastline - please check beach signs.

Beach cleaning

No current information