Cotton Bayou Beach, Gulf of Mexico

Orange Beach, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

Part of the 6,150 acre Gulf State Park, Cotton Bayou Beach is a public access point to the sand and surf along the Gulf of Mexico. Parking is free but limited. Two boardwalks provide a short walk to the beach, which is nestled between popular condos. Onsite amenities include restrooms and outdoor showers.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 6th, 2018. 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
8°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cotton Bayou Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled monthly from October 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/swim

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cotton Bayou Beach, Gulf of Mexico

Orange Beach, 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 December 6th, 2018. 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
8°C
Clear

Part of the 6,150 acre Gulf State Park, Cotton Bayou Beach is a public access point to the sand and surf along the Gulf of Mexico. Parking is free but limited. Two boardwalks provide a short walk to the beach, which is nestled between popular condos. Onsite amenities include restrooms and outdoor showers.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cotton Bayou Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled monthly from October 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/swim

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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