Rhossili Designated


Rhossili Designated
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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

A superb beach with beautiful scenery and views of Worms Head promontory, accessible at low tide via a rock causeway, but the incoming tide rises quickly and walkers should be aware of getting trapped.


The beach is used for swimming, fishing and rockpooling at Burry Holmes. Waves are often suitable for surfing and bodyboarding.

Wildlife and Walks

A very long beach with plenty of room to stretch your legs and it overlooks Carmarthen Bay, an SPA and Marine Site: http://english.cbeems.org/

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

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 Rhossili Designated

Campsite Campsite Food Food Shops Shops



There is a car park next to the beach - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions


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

Beach cleaning

No current information