Shipload Bay

Devon

Shipload Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A shingle and rock beach surrounded by tall sheer cliffs. Access was formerly by a long set of steps, now closed due to landslides.

Activities

The sea has washed away the steps to the beach so access is not possible.

Wildlife and Walks

On the South West coastal path. Local walks provide some spectacular views across to Lundy. Look out for seals and dolphins which have been spotted near the bay.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
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 Not tested

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.

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 Shipload Bay

Parking

 

Limited parking in nearby East Titchberry.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.