Teignmouth Holcombe

Devon

Teignmouth Holcombe
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A small cove situated at the base of the cliffs between Teignmouth and Dawlish. A small isolated beach used primarily by local residents.

Activities

You can swim, fish and explore the rockpools. Explore Holcombe and drop into The Smugglers Inn for a bite to eat.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coast Path runs past the beach. Head south to Teignmouth Estuary or north to Dawlish. Look out for seabirds and dolphins have been spotted offshore.

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

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 Teignmouth Holcombe

Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

Parking is limited.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer and weekly the rest of the year

Lifeguards

None.