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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

Set in a bay, the beach is made up of soft sand with some shingle, pebbles and rock. It is one and a half miles long and edged by sand dunes. The village is directly behind the beach.


Swimming and watersports are popular here, with surf boards available for hire at the beach. Scuba diving and snorkelling are also popular.

Wildlife and Walks

There are beautiful beach and dune walks and the wildlife area, Maelog Lake, is a one and a half hour walk away. At low tide the boat pool area has many rock pools and the reef off the beach is home to a tern colony.

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.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
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 Rhosneigr

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets



Free parking for 100 cars in the village centre. There are no disabled spaces. Parking is difficult at busy times.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned weekly