Whitecliff Bay

Isle of Wight

Whitecliff Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A pleasant privately owned sand and shingle beach, set in a bay and backed by Culver Cliffs and Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park.

Activities

Swimming and body boarding are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

There are many footpaths, including cliff top walks offering sweeping views of the area. The National Trust’s, St Helens Duver, a Victorian golf course turned wildlife haven, with its sand dunes and beaches has some fantastic wildlife from birds to insects.

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 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 the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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 Whitecliff Bay

Food Food

Parking

 

There is limited parking at the adjacent holiday park.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.