Hen Cove

Pocasset, Massachusetts

Hen Cove Beach is a large, sandy beach with calm waters overlooking Hen Cove. The beach never gets too crowded and there is plenty of room for sunbathers and swimmers. There is a small parking lot and a roped-off swimming area, great for children. There are no restrooms, showers, picnic areas or handicap chairs, but swimming lessons are offered. Lifeguards are on duty only during summer season. The parking lot adjacent to the beach is handicap accessible. Resident parking stickers are $15 and seasonal parking stickers are $30. The weekly parking fee is $40 or $60 for two weeks. For more information, call (508) 759-0621.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
5°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Hen Cove is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is May through September. Beaches in Cohasset are tested on a weekly basis on Tuesday. The water quality results are posted by Thursday.

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.

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 (May through September).

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

Hen Cove

Pocasset, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
5°C
Cloudy

Hen Cove Beach is a large, sandy beach with calm waters overlooking Hen Cove. The beach never gets too crowded and there is plenty of room for sunbathers and swimmers. There is a small parking lot and a roped-off swimming area, great for children. There are no restrooms, showers, picnic areas or handicap chairs, but swimming lessons are offered. Lifeguards are on duty only during summer season. The parking lot adjacent to the beach is handicap accessible. Resident parking stickers are $15 and seasonal parking stickers are $30. The weekly parking fee is $40 or $60 for two weeks. For more information, call (508) 759-0621.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Hen Cove is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is May through September. Beaches in Cohasset are tested on a weekly basis on Tuesday. The water quality results are posted by Thursday.

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.

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 (May through September).

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.

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