Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

A vast expanse of sand with landscaped dune areas and exceptional views to Cardigan Bay. A seafront promenade and child friendly beach with a nearby free car park. Facilities available in nearby town.


Swimming, sailing, sea canoeing, jet skiing, windsurfing, power boating and fishing are popular here. There is a craft exclusion zone and craft byelaws are in force. There is a golf club nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

There are promenade walks by the beach. There are interesting wild flowers in the dune area and harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins have been seen in the bay. The beach is in a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

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

Forecasts are not available for this location.

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

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Pwllheli

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins



There is parking near the beach, off the promenade.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily