Whitesands (Pembrokeshire)

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Whitesands (Pembrokeshire)
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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

This wide expanse of fine white sand curving north towards the remote rocky headland of St David’s. This is one of the best surfing beaches in the country and there is great walking nearby.

Activities

Swimming, surfing, windsurfing and canoeing are popular here - zoning applies when the beach is busy. Surfboards are available to hire.

Wildlife and Walks

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path north provides an interesting circular walk, taking in St David’s Head with the remains of a fort and a burial chamber and returning around Carn Llidi Hill.

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.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
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 Whitesands (Pembrokeshire)

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking is available - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 3rd September 2017

Weekends: 29th April - 21st May 2017 + 9th -1st October 2017

Easter Sunday: 8th - 23rd April 2017

October Half Term: 28th October - 5th November 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.