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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

South of Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) and known locally as Benar Beach, Tal-y-Bont forms part of the large sand dune system of Morfa Dyffryn. During the last few years a shingle bank has developed along the high water mark. Popular tourist and residential beach serviced by campsites.


Swimming, fishing, surfing and windsurfing are popular. Gwynedd council have jet ski zoning for the whole of Cardigan Bay. Events include the Barmouth Regatta. For more information on the area visit: www.visitcardigan.com/cardigan-tourist-information/bea

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and adjacent to a national nature reserve. There are a variety of plants - including orchids and sharp sea rush and many bird species including ringed plover and cormorants.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, 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 Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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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 Tal-y-bont

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



Free car parking for 200 vehicles is available with disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed April 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach is cleaned daily manually and mechanically by the council.