Waterfoot

Antrim

Waterfoot
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Glen Ariff or Waterfoot is at the foot of possibly the most famous of Antrims Glens. The beach is a long strip of sand in a wide bay with an old ruined pier on the south side, and another that’s more intact to the north.

Activities

People like to use this beach for walking, boating and fishing.

Wildlife and Walks

This area is renowned for it’s beauty and walkers are rewarded with spectacular views both coastal and inland.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Northern Ireland Environment 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 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

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Waterfoot

Campsite Campsite Bins Bins

Parking

 

Parking is next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.