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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

Sandy beach catching westerly swells and therefore popular with surfers. Dolphins sometimes seen. Good walks with spectacular views of Cardigan Bay.


Home to the Dragon Surf school. Surfing is best on a westerly swell. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and jet-skiing are possible here. There is also a bowling green and amusements arcade.

Wildlife and Walks

Dolphins can sometimes be seen as well as great views of Cardigan Bay. Parc Natur Penglais reserve is not for and there are some fabulous RSPB reserves to the north for ospreys. For walking in Snowdonia, visit Snowdonia has more info: https://www.visitsnowdonia.info/snowdonia_walking_routes-118.aspx

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.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
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 Tywyn

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Slipway Slipway



Parking available.

Dog restrictions


Dog restrictions apply.

Beach cleaning

No current information