Willis Street Beach

Cambridge, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

Willis Street Beach is an unguarded beach on the Choptank River at the foot of Willis Street in Cambridge, MD. The beach consists of a sand deposit located on the river-side of a seawall and is bordered by rip-rap. The beach is mostly accessible except on high tides. Most often you'll find the beach being used by local youth wading in the water, dog walkers, and the occasional paddler. The beach does not have any nearby amenities and parking is limited to the roadside. Water samples are collected from this site as part of the Swimmable ShoreRivers bacteria monitoring program where bacteria samples are collected 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
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2021. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 11:26 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Willis Street 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

Willis Street Beach

Cambridge, 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
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2021. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 11:26 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Willis Street Beach is an unguarded beach on the Choptank River at the foot of Willis Street in Cambridge, MD. The beach consists of a sand deposit located on the river-side of a seawall and is bordered by rip-rap. The beach is mostly accessible except on high tides. Most often you'll find the beach being used by local youth wading in the water, dog walkers, and the occasional paddler. The beach does not have any nearby amenities and parking is limited to the roadside. Water samples are collected from this site as part of the Swimmable ShoreRivers bacteria monitoring program where bacteria samples are collected every week on Thursdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Monitoring Frequency

Willis Street 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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