Castle Beach, Tenby

Dyfed

Castle Beach, Tenby
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

Overlooked by St Catherine’s Island and the castle. At low tide this small beach joins up with South Beach and is situated between Castle Hill and the East Cliff. At low tides it is possible to walk out to St. Catherine’s Island.

Activities

Castle Beach is mainly used for swimming. Tenby only has surfable waves during winter storms.

Wildlife and Walks

Tenby itself makes a good walk with a lot of history within its walls. At low tide the beaches join creating about two miles of unbroken sand. The coastal path is a scenic route.

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.

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

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For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Castle Beach, Tenby

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Limited parking, Multi storey 500m or park and ride

Dog restrictions

 

Dog restrictions apply in the summer months.

Beach cleaning

Beach manually cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 17th June - 3rd September 2017

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