Tregantle Cliff Beach. Whitsand Bay

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Tregantle Cliff Beach. Whitsand Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

An unspoilt rural beach with a long stretch of sand and rocky outcrops. Ministry of Defence property. Tregantle Fort overlooks the beach, access is occasionally prohibited when the firing range is in use (Red flags indicate No Entry).

Activities

Surfing. swimming - rip currents can make conditions unsafe at times. Sunken frigate, HMS Scylla, lies on the seabed in the bay, making this a popular dive site.

Wildlife and Walks

On the south West Coast path which offers coastal walks in either direction. The beach itself is three miles long with plenty of room to stretch your legs.

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.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Tregantle Cliff Beach. Whitsand Bay

Parking

 

Parking available in Freathy. Limited parking at Tregantle.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 1st October 2017

Weekends: 29th April - 2nd July 2017

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