Constitution (North Site)


Constitution Beach is one of Boston's most family-friendly waterfront destinations. Visitors can enjoy a new bathhouse, large playground, picnic area, tennis and handball courts, shade shelters, and foot showers. The beach is located directly across from Logan Airport, so it can get a bit noisy, although many visitors enjoy watching the planes. Constitution is accessible by the MBTA, and there is free parking. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2018. The Swim Guide - Massachusetts 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
3°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Constitution (North Site) is sampled from June 1st to September 14th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Water quality at Boston beaches is tested local municipalities or by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) with assistance from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. Beaches in Boston are tested on a daily or weekly basis.

Testing frequency depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues. Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

The water at marine beaches is tested for the presence of Enterococci, a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Constitution (North Site)


WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2018. The Swim Guide - Massachusetts 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
3°C
Mostly clear

Constitution Beach is one of Boston's most family-friendly waterfront destinations. Visitors can enjoy a new bathhouse, large playground, picnic area, tennis and handball courts, shade shelters, and foot showers. The beach is located directly across from Logan Airport, so it can get a bit noisy, although many visitors enjoy watching the planes. Constitution is accessible by the MBTA, and there is free parking. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Constitution (North Site) is sampled from June 1st to September 14th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Water quality at Boston beaches is tested local municipalities or by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) with assistance from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. Beaches in Boston are tested on a daily or weekly basis.

Testing frequency depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues. Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

The water at marine beaches is tested for the presence of Enterococci, a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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