Gallant's Channel Bridge (C55B)

Beaufort, North Carolina
Managed by The Swim Guide

This small stretch of sandy beach is primarily used for boating and fishing. Access is off of Cedar Street with no parking. The bridge is set to undergo massive reconstruction but there is not a set time frame. The NC Maritime Museum is on the left as you cross the bridge.

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 June 25th, 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 8th, 2020 at 12:10 AM.
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Current Weather
22°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Gallant's Channel Bridge (C55B) is sampled bi-weekly from April 1st from October 31st.

Source Information

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program's staff monitor over 200 locations in North Carolina. Monitoring locations are divided into three "tiers". The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be. This monitoring location is in the Tier 3 category. Tier 3 locations are used primarily for fishing and boating. Visitors are unlikely to have full body contact unless there is a special event, such as a triathlon. Samples are collected bi-weekly from April - October and monthly from November - March.

Tier 3 locations will be listed as "Green" when there is less than 500 enterococci per 100mL of water in two consecutive single samples. When water quality results fail to meet this standard, Swim Guide will show these beaches as "Red". Weekly sampling continues until enterococci counts are below 500 / 100 ml of water.

Recreational fishing permits are required for people over the age of 16 in North Carolina.

Swim Guide checks water quality results daily April - October.

Water Quality Graph

Gallant's Channel Bridge (C55B)

Beaufort, North Carolina
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 June 25th, 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 8th, 2020 at 12:10 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
22°C
Cloudy

This small stretch of sandy beach is primarily used for boating and fishing. Access is off of Cedar Street with no parking. The bridge is set to undergo massive reconstruction but there is not a set time frame. The NC Maritime Museum is on the left as you cross the bridge.

Monitoring Frequency

Gallant's Channel Bridge (C55B) is sampled bi-weekly from April 1st from October 31st.

Source Information

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program's staff monitor over 200 locations in North Carolina. Monitoring locations are divided into three "tiers". The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be. This monitoring location is in the Tier 3 category. Tier 3 locations are used primarily for fishing and boating. Visitors are unlikely to have full body contact unless there is a special event, such as a triathlon. Samples are collected bi-weekly from April - October and monthly from November - March.

Tier 3 locations will be listed as "Green" when there is less than 500 enterococci per 100mL of water in two consecutive single samples. When water quality results fail to meet this standard, Swim Guide will show these beaches as "Red". Weekly sampling continues until enterococci counts are below 500 / 100 ml of water.

Recreational fishing permits are required for people over the age of 16 in North Carolina.

Swim Guide checks water quality results daily April - October.

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
Beaufort, North Carolina
Beaufort, North Carolina
Beaufort, North Carolina
Beaufort, North Carolina
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