Beach Environmental Assessment, Communication & Health (BEACH)

Our BEACH Program monitors the safety of saltwater swimming beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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 about how and why beaches are closed and how to help your local beach stay healthy and swimmable. Sign up for our BEACH listserv, and find us on social media. You can report a beach problem or sewage spill. We also link to resources for freshwater swimming information.

Find out about the health of beaches in your county by reading our annual report, and see the list of beaches to be sampled this year. Join our beach sampler volunteers, and get how-to tips.

Learn more about saltwater swimming

Learn more about freshwater swimming

The BEACH Program monitors selected saltwater beaches. Learn about swimming safety in lakes at the links below.