Stonehaven - Cowie

Aberdeenshire

Stonehaven - Cowie
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A half-moon bay made up of sandy beaches and a harbour, backed by the town of Stonehaven.

Activities

The beach is used for boating and it can be popular for fishing.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town - there is a leisure centre, open-air pool, park and golf course nearby. The RSPBs Scotland Fowlsheugh reserve is south of the beach, a short drive away. Walk Highlands have information on walking in the area: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/aberdeenshire/

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

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Stonehaven - Cowie

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is free parking next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.