Trevaunance Cove

Cornwall

Trevaunance Cove
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Trevaunance cove, near St Agnes, has a sandy beach, which is completely covered at high tide. It is enclosed on both sides by cliffs, rocks and an old harbour wall. The cove is favoured by surfers.

Activities

Popular with surfers and great for rockpooling.

Wildlife and Walks

There is excellent walking here - The Coastal Path runs right past the beach. Beware of unstable cliffs. There is a voluntary Marine Conservation Area between the beach and Trevellas, working to protect marine life - seabirds, seals, dolphins and basking sharks have been spotted here.

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

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
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

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Facilities at Trevaunance Cove

Food Food

Parking

 

Limited parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are welcome here.

Beach cleaning

No current information.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 20th May - 1st October 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.