Ellis Landing Beach

Brewster, Massachusetts

Ellis Landing Beach is a rocky, long beach that is calm, peaceful, and family-friendly. The surrounding dunes provide a secluded atmosphere great for soaking up the rays. Like all Brewster bay beaches, the flats extend out at low tide, making a perfect playground for children to explore the tidal pools in search of small fish, shells, and crabs. The water is warm and the sand is soft and white. There is a small, handicap-accessible parking lot and portable toilets. There are no food concessions or lifeguards on duty. Resident parking stickers are $20 and seasonal parking stickers are $150. The weekly parking fee is $50 and the daily parking fee is $15. For more information, call (508) 896-4511.

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 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2020. 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 September 2nd, 2020 at 9:57 AM.
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Current Weather
19°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Ellis Landing Beach is sampled weekly from June 3th to September 1st.

Source Information

The Brewster County Department of Health and the Environment, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct beach water sampling weekly in Brewster County, MA. Beaches in Brewster are sampled on a weekly basis. Water samples are taken on Monday, and water quality results are posted by Wednesday.

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

Ellis Landing Beach

Brewster, Massachusetts

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 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2020. 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 September 2nd, 2020 at 9:57 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
19°C
Cloudy

Ellis Landing Beach is a rocky, long beach that is calm, peaceful, and family-friendly. The surrounding dunes provide a secluded atmosphere great for soaking up the rays. Like all Brewster bay beaches, the flats extend out at low tide, making a perfect playground for children to explore the tidal pools in search of small fish, shells, and crabs. The water is warm and the sand is soft and white. There is a small, handicap-accessible parking lot and portable toilets. There are no food concessions or lifeguards on duty. Resident parking stickers are $20 and seasonal parking stickers are $150. The weekly parking fee is $50 and the daily parking fee is $15. For more information, call (508) 896-4511.

Monitoring Frequency

Ellis Landing Beach is sampled weekly from June 3th to September 1st.

Source Information

The Brewster County Department of Health and the Environment, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct beach water sampling weekly in Brewster County, MA. Beaches in Brewster are sampled on a weekly basis. Water samples are taken on Monday, and water quality results are posted by Wednesday.

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

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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