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Lusty Glaze

Cornwall

Lusty Glaze is a privately owned beach and resort. The cove has beautiful golden sands and is sheltered by dramatic 200ft cliffs.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Excellent

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities at Lusty Glaze beach

Food availableToiletsShopsLitter bins

Parking

Parking is available for 400 cars and there are disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions

Seasonal ban in place between 1st June – 1st September (9am-6pm). Dogs are welcome in the bar and restaurant year rou

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

Yes

Dates and times | See safety tab

Activities

There are many activities to do at this beach – including many water sports (zoning applies). There is a children’s area and surf board hire. There are opportunities to climb, abseil, experience coasteering and jump on a zip wire . The beach is also known for being an excellent music venue.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the main coastal footpath stretching north. You can walk along the cliffs to Watergate Bay or south through Newquay and its historic harbour. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: cove, sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 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

2016 Excellent

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.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Click here for more information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong
currents
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cut-off
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Dates and times

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

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 Lusty Glaze beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

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!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Lusty Glaze beach

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We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

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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 Lusty Glaze beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Woodhouse
on 3 Sep 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sara Gumbrell
on 2 Sep 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alison Stiles
on 22 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lucy Sykes
on 19 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gemma Burton
on 17 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Brandy Childs
on 14 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Harry Venables
on 14 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jenna Maidana
on 14 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Richard Lemm
on 10 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Dembry
on 8 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rob Hughes
on 7 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emily Everitt
on 7 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Prophet
on 5 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ben Brandon
on 3 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicole Bird
on 17 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jill Peach
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Hercod
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Pardoe
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by H Wiltshire
on 11 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Holly Jonas
on 10 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alison Condie
on 10 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Wallis
on 9 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Bryony Pearce
on 1 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alexandra Bradford
on 30 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ryan Halmkan
on 22 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Robert Szczepanski
on 22 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Nicholas
on 21 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Annabelle Lowe
on 20 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alice Palmer
on 20 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Carlos Tornero pastor
on 17 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Carlos Tornero pastor
on 17 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alison Bartlett
on 15 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Craig Dickinson
on 14 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Ewins
on 8 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Ewins
on 7 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Ewins
on 6 May 2017

Turtles seen here by Dan Hatfield
on 29 Apr 2017

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