Kitsap County annual BEACH report

We monitored 12 beaches in Kitsap County in 2021:

  • Arness County Park
  • Fay Bainbridge Park
  • Illahee State Park
  • Indianola Dock
  • Joel Pritchard Park
  • Kitsap Memorial State Park
  • Lions Field
  • Point No Point Lighthouse Park
  • Pomeroy Park - Manchester Beach
  • Salsbury Point County Park
  • Scenic Beach State Park
  • Silverdale Waterfront Park

Lions Field Beach in Kitsap County

Keeping beaches safe

The Beach Environmental Assessment, Communication & Health (BEACH) Program ensures that marine water is safe to swim and play in and informs the public if water doesn't meet swimming standards. Sampling takes place from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During this time, you can check out current water quality conditions on the swimming map.  

The Kitsap Public Health District sampled twelve beaches weekly in Kitsap County during the 2021 season.

See details on each beach below.


Data summary: Bacteria results compared to standards

The chart below summarizes the bacteria levels at Kitsap County beaches in relation to the EPA swimming standard or saltwater swimming criteria. Beaches are considered unsafe for swimming when the geometric mean of enterococcus/100 mL of water is greater than or equal to 30 and the statistical threshold value of enterococcus/100 mL is greater than or equal to 110. We issue a public swimming advisory when enterococcus levels exceed 104 per 100 mL of water.

Table: Calculated geometric mean and statistical threshold value at Kitsap County beaches (in enterococcus per 100 mL) for 2021.

Beach

GM

STV

Arness County Park

14

27

Fay Bainbridge Park

11

16

Illahee State Park

30

163

Indianola Dock

17

44

Joel Pritchard Park

17

50

Kitsap Memorial State Park

26

177

Lions Field

29

201

Point No Point Lighthouse Park

10

13

Pomeroy Park-Manchester Beach

16

44

Salsbury Point County Park

14

24

Scenic Beach State Park

14

31

Silverdale Waterfront Park

17

49