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Llanelli & Loughor Estuary (Fourth Groyne)

Carmarthenshire

A sandy beach with groynes, situated in the Loughor estuary and close to LLanelli docks. There is a water park with a boating lake nearby.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2015 Not tested

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities at Llanelli & Loughor Estuary (Fourth Groyne) beach

Toilets

Parking

Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Sailing or windsurfing on the lake and access for coastal walks.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a coast path. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

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. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

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

2015 Not tested

What’s 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.

These new European standards are based on the latest health advice and are roughly twice as tough as the old ones. They use the latest four years of data, rather than a single year. Find out how they compare.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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.

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Llanelli & Loughor Estuary (Fourth Groyne) beach

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Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Llanelli & Loughor Estuary (Fourth Groyne) beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lisa Houghton-smith
on 19 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hugh Merchant
on 18 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Jones
on 8 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jeanette Carter
on 8 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Suzanne Wilson
on 7 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Timmy Willmott
on 6 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Getaldine Buckley
on 6 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Marilyn Griffiths
on 6 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Evans
on 6 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Theresa Davies
on 30 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Martin Berkeley
on 23 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Charlotte Irving
on 23 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Zuleika Kingdon
on 23 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Shirley Shakesby
on 22 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jane Hunter
on 21 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Louise Jones
on 19 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Shirley Shakesby
on 19 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michelle Meacham
on 17 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Grahame Fairall
on 16 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Suzanne Wilson
on 12 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chiara Bertelli
on 6 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Vernon Jones
on 3 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Vernon Jones
on 3 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lisa Houghton-smith
on 1 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Susan Morris
on 27 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 25 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amy Hicks
on 24 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 23 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sophy Jones
on 19 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Patricia Fariello
on 10 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hayley Price
on 9 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by K Robs
on 7 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Jordan
on 30 May 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Susan Morris
on 29 May 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 26 May 2016

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