Choptank Marina Beach

Preston, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

Choptank Marina Beach is an unguarded beach on the shores of the Choptank River in the Town of Choptank. The beach includes a sandy area that becomes more exposed on a low tide and is bordered by marsh on both sides. Shallow water extends from the beach out to the end of the marina's bulkhead making it a popular location for kids as well as a great spot to launch a kayak, paddle board, or canoe. The beach is west facing and offers great views of the sunset over the Choptank River at certain times of the year. Adjacent to the beach is Choptank Marina which is managed by Caroline County and offers 70 boat slips, restrooms, picnic tables and a small grassy area. Water samples are collected from this beach as part of the Swimmable ShoreRivers bacteria monitoring program where bacteria samples are collected and processed from local swimming beaches every week on Thursdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 23th, 2022. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 24th, 2022 at 5:20 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Choptank Marina Beach is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 2nd.

Source Information

ShoreRivers monitors water quality at sites in this region. Sampling Season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend with samples taken weekly thought this time. ShoreRivers utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 cfu/100 ml for collecting and analyzing a single water sample, and 35 cfu/100 ml for the geometric mean calculated from multiple samples. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available or by close of business on Friday of each week. Results will be communicated through the swim guide app. and the Choptank and Miles and Wye Riverkeeper Facebook and Instagram accounts. Results tables are available by email or by calling ShoreRivers at 443 385 0511.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 Enterococcus / 100 ML water, and the geometric mean of multiple samples is under 35 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 Enterococcus / 100 ML water, and the geometric mean of multiple samples is equal to or above 35 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

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Choptank Marina Beach

Preston, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 23th, 2022. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 24th, 2022 at 5:20 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Choptank Marina Beach is an unguarded beach on the shores of the Choptank River in the Town of Choptank. The beach includes a sandy area that becomes more exposed on a low tide and is bordered by marsh on both sides. Shallow water extends from the beach out to the end of the marina's bulkhead making it a popular location for kids as well as a great spot to launch a kayak, paddle board, or canoe. The beach is west facing and offers great views of the sunset over the Choptank River at certain times of the year. Adjacent to the beach is Choptank Marina which is managed by Caroline County and offers 70 boat slips, restrooms, picnic tables and a small grassy area. Water samples are collected from this beach as part of the Swimmable ShoreRivers bacteria monitoring program where bacteria samples are collected and processed from local swimming beaches every week on Thursdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Monitoring Frequency

Choptank Marina Beach is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 2nd.

Source Information

ShoreRivers monitors water quality at sites in this region. Sampling Season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend with samples taken weekly thought this time. ShoreRivers utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 cfu/100 ml for collecting and analyzing a single water sample, and 35 cfu/100 ml for the geometric mean calculated from multiple samples. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available or by close of business on Friday of each week. Results will be communicated through the swim guide app. and the Choptank and Miles and Wye Riverkeeper Facebook and Instagram accounts. Results tables are available by email or by calling ShoreRivers at 443 385 0511.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 Enterococcus / 100 ML water, and the geometric mean of multiple samples is under 35 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 Enterococcus / 100 ML water, and the geometric mean of multiple samples is equal to or above 35 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

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Water Quality Graph

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