Singing Sands

Isle of Islay

Singing Sands
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Facing across the bay to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay. Undeveloped, quiet and characterised by clean white sands and spectacular black volcanic rocks.

Activities

Walking and swimming are popular here. There are two reserves on the Island which are well worth visiting: The Oa and Loch Gruinart.

Wildlife and Walks

Nearby Dunnyvaig Castle is an interesting visit. For walks on Islay Walk Highlands & Islay Info have some excellent suggestions: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/islay-jura/islay.shtml; http://www.islayinfo.com/walks.html

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

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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 Singing Sands

Parking

 

Local parking available with a walk to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.