Talland Bay


Talland Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

The tiny hamlet of Porthallow overlooks this rocky bay with small areas of sand at low tide.


Enjoy stunning views on coastal walks along this beautiful stretch of coast. Swimming is popular and the beach is excellent for rockpooling - there are even tidal pools to swim in.

Wildlife and Walks

The traditional fishing town of Polperro is within walking distance along the coast path.

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.


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Tide times

Facilities at Talland Bay

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Parking available near the beach.

Dog restrictions


No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information