Rhossili Non-designated


Rhossili Non-designated
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Water Quality

Annual classification


Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A superb beach owned by the National Trust with excellent bathing and spectacular views of the Worms Head. Note that access is via a steep path, difficult for wheelchairs and children’s buggies.


The beach is used for swimming, fishing, rock climbing, handgliding, parasailing and often waves suitable for surfing and bodyboarding.

Wildlife and Walks

Coastal walks either along the beach or the cliffs and and the beach looks out over Carmarthen Bay, an SPA and Marine Site: http://english.cbeems.org/

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


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

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off

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 Rhossili Non-designated

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



NT car park - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/dogsonbeaches

Beach cleaning

No current information