2018 Beach List

We monitor 66 popular high-use, high-risk saltwater swimming beaches throughout the state. We often do this in partnership with local government.

We sample for bacteria beginning the week of May 21 and through Labor Day, Sept. 3. You can see which beaches are closed on our interactive Beach Closure and Advisory map during the swimming and sampling season. We encourage you to bookmark this map on your smartphone.
The following beaches will be monitored in 2018. Beaches marked with an asterisk (*) will be sampled every other week.
Makah (Tribal BEACH Program) Clallam County Grays Harbor County Island County Jefferson County King County Kitsap County Mason County Pierce County Skagit County Snohomish County Thurston County Whatcom County