Saint's Bay

Guernsey

Saint's Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A beautiful sandy cove with a pebble bank at the top of the beach, surrounded by protective cliffs. A fishermans landing is situated within the bay.

Activities

Various museums and attractions within the enarby town. The beach is used for bathing and snorkeling.

Wildlife and Walks

Leaflets on walks are available from the information centre.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Guernsey from 15th May to 30th 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

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.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

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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 Saint's Bay

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Limited car parking on the road to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer and regularly the rest of the year

Lifeguards

None.