Priory Bay, Caldy Island

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Priory Bay, Caldy Island
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Caldey Island is considered a haven of peace and tranquillity. It has a monastery, home to Cistercian (trappist) monks, and a small village. Priory Bay has a long sandy beach with a small jetty where passenger boats from the mainland arrive.

Activities

Exploring the island and relax on this gorgeous beach.

Wildlife and Walks

The sea views are spectacular here. For more information on the island, see here: http://www.caldey-island.co.uk/visit.htm

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by the local authority from 1st June to 15th 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 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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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 Priory Bay, Caldy Island

Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking available in Tenby (Pay and display).

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs must be on a lead and dog fouling removed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.