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Rhossili Non-designated

Swansea

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:

2015 Excellent

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities at Rhossili Non-designated beach

Shops

Parking

Parking is charged.

Dog restrictions

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

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. 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

2015 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.

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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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal
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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 Rhossili Non-designated beach

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 Rhossili Non-designated 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 Sarah Evans
on 6 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 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 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 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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