Beach Environmental Assessment, Communication & Health (BEACH)

Our BEACH Program monitors the safety of saltwater swimming beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Find out about the health of beaches in your area through our map and annual report, and see the list of beaches to be sampled this year.

Check your beach

Check your swimming beach for closures and advisories with our map-based application. Learn about bacteria levels at tested beaches throughout the swimming season.

Gray dots indicate that the beach is not currently sampled. Yellow triangles indicate that caution is advised, and green dots show that a beach is open and monitored. You can also download BEACH data.

Learn more 

Learn more about how and why beaches may be closed and how to help your local beach stay healthy and swimmable.
We monitor saltwater swimming beaches. Local health departments and others monitor lake-swimming safety.