Wonwell Sands

Devon

Wonwell Sands
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Quiet and scenic, this is a sheltered sandy beach near the mouth of the Erme estuary.

Activities

The walking here is fantastic, you can also kayak and the river is very shallow when the tide is out.

Wildlife and Walks

There is stunning scenery on coastal walks along the estuary and excellent walking on the South West Coast Path to Mothecombe or further on to Bigbury-on-Sea.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

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 Not tested

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.

Weather

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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 Wonwell Sands

Parking

 

Parking is very limited and access is down narrow country lanes.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.