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Allonby

Photograph: Nigel Monckton

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Allonby, Cumbria

Lat/Long

54.8N 3.4W
 

Water quality

Please note that the 2014 bathing season has now finished. Our current results use samples taken between May and
September 2013 and we are working to update these with results from 2014. Thank you for your patience while we do this.

The Good Beach Guide uses water sampling data collected by the UK environment agencies and local authorities
during the previous summer (i.e. Good Beach Guide classifications for 2014 are based on results of samples taken
during summer 2013) to assess water quality at beaches against the following standards, from best to worst water quality:

MCS Recommended – excellent water quality

Guideline – higher water quality

Mandatory – minimum water quality

Fail – did not meet the minimum water quality standard

Our standards are based on the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC), but our results are not the same as those
published by the UK Government and devolved administrations. We award some beaches our MCS Recommended
standard for excellent water quality and we include any UK beach sampled for water quality, even those not legally
required to comply with the Directive’s standards.

Please note: Storms, floods and heavy rain can lead to short term water pollution.

See our ‘How we recommend beaches’ page to find out more about our water quality standards.

Fail
2014: Fail
2013: Mandatory
2012: Mandatory
2011: Mandatory
2010: Mandatory
2009: Fail

Local sewage outflows

Sewage discharges which may be affecting the water quality at this beach.
See "How we recommend beaches" to find out more about sewage treatment.
1 Tertiary, 2 Overflow(s),

European designated bathing water

Every summer, water quality is assessed at popular UK beaches which have been designated as bathing waters
under the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC). Water samples are also sometimes taken on beaches
which are not officially designated as bathing waters. At these beaches the regular sampling of the water is not
a legal requirement, but is instead carried out on a voluntary basis by the beach owner or local authority.
yes

Lifeguarded

no No lifeguard service
Allonby has a beautiful shingle and sand beach which forms a vast expanse of sand at low tide.

Beach type

Sand, shingle

Local facilities

Toilets, campsite
ToiletsCampsiteParking

Litter

No current information

Parking

yes Parking available next to the beach.

Things to do

Horse-riding, kite-flying, windsurfing and kite-boarding.

Wildlife & walks

both the Cambrian coastal path and the Smugglers way pass Allonby.

Animal restrictions

No current information
Enjoy a safe and fun day on the beach by considering the following:
Tidal
cut-off
Deep
shelving

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There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

Click here to visit the Met Office website to search for a nearby location


Tide times by www.tidetimes.org.uk

Please observe local weather conditions and sea state to stay safe at the beach.

Information provided by the Environment Agency. We use this data to produce our water quality information, but our results use information from the previous year, so our results for 2014 are the same as the Environment Agency’s results for 2013. For more info see how we recommend beaches.

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