Indian Wells Beach

Amagansett, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett is a gorgeous lifeguard-protected public beach with clean sands and a large permit-only parking lot. It is also home to the Nature Conservancy’s Atlantic Double Dunes, an ecological reserve. The family friendly atmosphere, volleyball nets, row of food trucks, and the great sand and surf draw beachgoers and surfers. Restrooms and surf chairs are available. Animals are not permitted on the beach from May 15-September 15 from 10am-6pm. Summer hours are 9am-6pm daily. Residential parking permits are required, and beach driving always requires a permit and is not allowed from 10am-6pm. Both are available at East Hampton Town Hall. This is a Tier III beach.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 22nd, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 24th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.
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Current Weather
17°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Indian Wells Beach is sampled weekly from June 15th to September 1st.

Source Information

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at 631-852-5822 Or at https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Environmental-Quality/Ecology/Beach-Monitoring-Program

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality from Mid May - Mid Sept. Tier I beaches are tested 2-3 times per week and Tier II beaches are tested at least once per week, with more frequent testing at beaches where water quality changes often. Tier II beaches are retested if a sample exceeds water quality standards. Tier 1 beaches are closed after one sample exceedance and retested daily until reopened.

The samples are taken at knee depth, near known and potential pollution sources and from the most popular swimming spots.

Tier III beaches are tested once a month.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the 30-day geometric mean contains 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the 30-day geometric mean contains less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 126 units / 100ml of water.

Water Quality Graph

Indian Wells Beach

Amagansett, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 22nd, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 24th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
17°C
Cloudy

Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett is a gorgeous lifeguard-protected public beach with clean sands and a large permit-only parking lot. It is also home to the Nature Conservancy’s Atlantic Double Dunes, an ecological reserve. The family friendly atmosphere, volleyball nets, row of food trucks, and the great sand and surf draw beachgoers and surfers. Restrooms and surf chairs are available. Animals are not permitted on the beach from May 15-September 15 from 10am-6pm. Summer hours are 9am-6pm daily. Residential parking permits are required, and beach driving always requires a permit and is not allowed from 10am-6pm. Both are available at East Hampton Town Hall. This is a Tier III beach.

Monitoring Frequency

Indian Wells Beach is sampled weekly from June 15th to September 1st.

Source Information

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at 631-852-5822 Or at https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Environmental-Quality/Ecology/Beach-Monitoring-Program

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality from Mid May - Mid Sept. Tier I beaches are tested 2-3 times per week and Tier II beaches are tested at least once per week, with more frequent testing at beaches where water quality changes often. Tier II beaches are retested if a sample exceeds water quality standards. Tier 1 beaches are closed after one sample exceedance and retested daily until reopened.

The samples are taken at knee depth, near known and potential pollution sources and from the most popular swimming spots.

Tier III beaches are tested once a month.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the 30-day geometric mean contains 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the 30-day geometric mean contains less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 126 units / 100ml of water.

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
East Hampton, New York
Amagansett, New York
East Hampton, New York
Amagansett, New York
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