Trebarwith Strand


Trebarwith Strand
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Trebarwith strand is situated approximately a mile and half south of Tintagel. It is a large sandy beach backed by cliffs with caves. A cafe opens during the holiday season here and Tintagel Castle lies just under two miles away.


A sandy beach covered at high tide - surfing, swimming and rockpooling are popular activities here.

Wildlife and Walks

Tintagel is within walking distance on the South West Coast Path.

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

2018 Good

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.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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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

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Trebarwith Strand

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



There is a council run car park a five minute walk from the beach.

Dog restrictions


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Beach cleaning

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