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Readymoney

Cornwall

A small sheltered gently sloping sandy beach. Situated in a cove sheltered by cliffs which open out on to the mouth of the River Fowey Estuary. To the North it is bounded by the medieval part of the Fowey.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2015 Good

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities at Readymoney beach

ToiletsLitter binsSlipway

Parking

Around 150 (unmarked) car parking spaces are available for a charge.

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed Easter to September 30th

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Boat free area and swimming platform.

Wildlife and Walks

No cycle routes are available. but the South West Coastal Path provides attractive walks overlooking the Fowey estuary and harbour. The tidal rock-pools hold interesting seashore life. 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 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

2015 Good

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

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Readymoney

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong
currents
Deep
shelving
Strong
winds

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 Readymoney 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!

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 Readymoney beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chantal Collins
on 1 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Katheryn Martin
on 27 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jeremy Neech
on 26 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by L Aitken
on 15 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Richard Croome
on 14 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Banks
on 14 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Newton
on 14 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sam Hopkins
on 13 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chantal Collins
on 12 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chantal Collins
on 11 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Russell Walke
on 29 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nigel Barton
on 25 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Banks
on 16 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sharon Lucas-durham
on 6 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kirsty Nicholson
on 16 Jun 2016

Basking shark sightedBasking sharks seen here by Ian Skelton
on 8 Jun 2016

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