Crescent Beach


BEACH INFO:
The City of Surrey maintains a safe, open water swimming environment at the foot of Sullivan Street. A family friendly, roped swimming area is available for swimmers of all ages. Lifeguards on duty from late June till Labour Day. Be aware there is a strong undertow from tidal action and adjacent Nicomekl River.
This beach area is quiet and a good spot to watch the sun set. Public washroom and shower access at the foot of Crescent Road on the beach end. The area has several restaurants within an easy stroll of the beach.
Beach accesses are at the end of Beecher Street, Sullivan Street and Target Street. Crescent Beach is a small community with limited parking – please be respectful of residents' parking places.
At the north end of Crescent Beach, Blackie Spit Park provides more beach access, with a parking lot at the end of McBride Avenue. Flush toilets are open at the Crescent Beach Sailing Club during open hours. This area also has the Crescent Beach Pier, a fenced off-leash area for dogs . The easternmost end of this area is the Savenye Environmentally Sensitive Area, so please do not disturb the wildlife, birds, or plants, and keep dogs on a leash at all times.

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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 8th, 2021. Fraser Basin Council Society updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 8th, 2021 at 12:41 PM.
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Current Weather
14°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
Monitoring Frequency

Crescent Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 30th.

Source Information

Fraser Health Authority monitors the water quality at 42 Fraser Valley beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September). Sampling days rotate on a constant basis and are taken by a number of different samplers. There isn’t always specific sample dated noted when FHA posts its test results. Fraser Health Authority recommends that Swim Guide use the posting date rather than the sample date.

Fraser Health follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. If the geometric mean exceeds 200 E.coli/100mL, a series of single sample results exceed a maximum of 400 E.coli/100mL and/or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health.

If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Fraser Health website (http://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-info/health-topics/recreational-water/beach-conditions/). Fraser Riverkeeper updates Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results for Fraser Valley beaches are posted weekly. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from a laboratory approved by the BC Provincial Health Officer for Provincial Drinking Water and Microbiology Testing.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water or a series of single sample test results exceed a maximum of 400 E.coli/100mL.

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

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Water Quality Graph

Crescent Beach


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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 8th, 2021. Fraser Basin Council Society updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 8th, 2021 at 12:41 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
14°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

BEACH INFO:
The City of Surrey maintains a safe, open water swimming environment at the foot of Sullivan Street. A family friendly, roped swimming area is available for swimmers of all ages. Lifeguards on duty from late June till Labour Day. Be aware there is a strong undertow from tidal action and adjacent Nicomekl River.
This beach area is quiet and a good spot to watch the sun set. Public washroom and shower access at the foot of Crescent Road on the beach end. The area has several restaurants within an easy stroll of the beach.
Beach accesses are at the end of Beecher Street, Sullivan Street and Target Street. Crescent Beach is a small community with limited parking – please be respectful of residents' parking places.
At the north end of Crescent Beach, Blackie Spit Park provides more beach access, with a parking lot at the end of McBride Avenue. Flush toilets are open at the Crescent Beach Sailing Club during open hours. This area also has the Crescent Beach Pier, a fenced off-leash area for dogs . The easternmost end of this area is the Savenye Environmentally Sensitive Area, so please do not disturb the wildlife, birds, or plants, and keep dogs on a leash at all times.

Monitoring Frequency

Crescent Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 30th.

Source Information

Fraser Health Authority monitors the water quality at 42 Fraser Valley beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September). Sampling days rotate on a constant basis and are taken by a number of different samplers. There isn’t always specific sample dated noted when FHA posts its test results. Fraser Health Authority recommends that Swim Guide use the posting date rather than the sample date.

Fraser Health follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. If the geometric mean exceeds 200 E.coli/100mL, a series of single sample results exceed a maximum of 400 E.coli/100mL and/or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health.

If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Fraser Health website (http://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-info/health-topics/recreational-water/beach-conditions/). Fraser Riverkeeper updates Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results for Fraser Valley beaches are posted weekly. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from a laboratory approved by the BC Provincial Health Officer for Provincial Drinking Water and Microbiology Testing.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water or a series of single sample test results exceed a maximum of 400 E.coli/100mL.

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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