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Rhossili Non-designated


A superb beach owned by the National Trust with excellent bathing and spectacular views of the Worms Head. Note that access is via a steep path, difficult for wheelchairs and children's buggies.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Good

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Rhossili Non-designated beach

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NT car park - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed:

Beach cleaning

No current information



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The beach is used for swimming, fishing, rock climbing, handgliding, parasailing and often waves suitable for surfing and bodyboarding.

Wildlife and Walks

Coastal walks either along the beach or the cliffs and and the beach looks out over Carmarthen Bay, an SPA and Marine Site: 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 voluntarily at this beach by the local authority from 1st June to 15th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.

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

2016 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.

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Today’s daily pollution forecast

Daily water quality forecasts are made at some designated bathing waters during the bathing season which is May to September in England and Wales and June to September in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Water quality isn’t monitored outside of this time and daily pollution forecasts are not made – check back here during the bathing season for the latest forecasts.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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Potential hazards at this beach


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Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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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 Rhossili Non-designated 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.

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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!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Rhossili Non-designated beach


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

There are currently no restuarants listed within 10 miles of this beach!

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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 Rhossili Non-designated beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Louise Panes
on 23 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 23 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 23 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by John Allen
on 4 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by paul Griffiths
on 5 Feb 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by J m Neilson
on 21 Jan 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracey Hall
on 21 Jan 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 21 Jan 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Helen Pryor
on 20 Jan 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dave Jacka
on 6 Jan 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sian Moran
on 31 Dec 2016

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