Yaverland

Isle of Wight

Yaverland
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Yaverland on the Isle of Wight is a south-east facing beach with white sands, sheltered seas and a little shack for ice creams, cups of tea and buckets and spades. It’s backed by a holiday park and a zoo.

Activities

Water sports are very popular here but there is a swimming area so bathers are protected. Visit the nearby museum, Dinosaur Isle, an interactive museum exploring fossils and geology.

Wildlife and Walks

Wander down the beach to nearby Sandown. Sandown Fort is behind the beach and to the north is the country park, Bembridge Down. The National Trust are working hard to restore Bembridge Fort, a Victoian Fort - tours run through the season every Tuesday.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, 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 the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Yaverland

Food Food Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Parking available near the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.