Woody Bay

Devon

Woody Bay
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sheltered bay backed by steep cliffs covered in woodlands. The access path zig-zags down through the woods to the rocky pebble and shingle beach.

Activities

Swimming and rockpooling.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the South West Coast Path. East is Crock Point, the Valley of Rocks and Lynton. West, on the path, will take you to National Trust’s Heddon Valley.

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

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 Woody Bay

Parking

 

There is a small car park at the top of the access path.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.