Walney Biggar Bank

Cumbria

Walney Biggar Bank
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

23 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A long sandy beach backed by an expanse of dunes forming a nature reserve to the north. The far north of the beach is used by naturists.

Activities

Walking, sunbathing and birding are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

This forms part of a very long stretch of beach with a nature reserve in the dunes to the north.

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

2017 Sufficient

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

No water quality warning issued

23 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency
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 Walney Biggar Bank

Toilets Toilets

Parking

 

Parking available off Biggar Bank Road.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.