Troon (South Beach)

South Ayrshire

Troon (South Beach)
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are made at this site.

View latest forecast here.

A popular sandy beach in the southern area of Troon, to the south of the port.

Activities

Kite surfing and wind surfing. There are yacht and golf clubs nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

A long, wide beach with plenty of room to stretch your legs. Walk to Irvine and Bogside flats SSSI (north): https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/troon-irvine.shtml

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, 1st June to 15th 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 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

Pollution risk forecasts are made at this site.

View latest forecast here.


More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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 Troon (South Beach)

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking available.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.