Bon Secour NWR Beach, Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Shores, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, established by Congress in 1980, covers 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. Pets are not allowed in the Refuge in order to protect wildlife species at the site. The Refuge has 5 hiking trails, with some wheelchair accessibility. Guided nature tours of the refuge are conducted seasonally by Refuge staff and are by reservation only. The Refuge office is open weekdays from 7am to 3:30pm. Refuge beaches and trails are open 7 days a week during daylight hours only.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
10°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bon Secour NWR Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health. Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months.

Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site.

Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Bon Secour NWR Beach, Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Shores, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
10°C
Clear

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, established by Congress in 1980, covers 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. Pets are not allowed in the Refuge in order to protect wildlife species at the site. The Refuge has 5 hiking trails, with some wheelchair accessibility. Guided nature tours of the refuge are conducted seasonally by Refuge staff and are by reservation only. The Refuge office is open weekdays from 7am to 3:30pm. Refuge beaches and trails are open 7 days a week during daylight hours only.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bon Secour NWR Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health. Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months.

Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site.

Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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