Hardings Beach - East

Chatham, Massachusetts

This southern Chatham beach has something for everyone. With some small waves, this beach is a fun place to swim (only in marked swimming areas). You will also find places to launch your sailboat or kayak. For those who would rather hang out on the sand, beach bocce is a popular local activity, as are volleyball, frisbee, and wiffleball. This beach is also known for its nice sand, making it a great place to just read a book or relax in the sun. A trail behind the beach will take you to the nearby Stage Harbor Lighthouse.

Beach amenities include restrooms and showers, food, and a picnic area. There is a lifeguard on duty during the summer months.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
22°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Chatham County Department of Health and the Environment, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples weekly from May through September. Samples are taken on Monday, and the 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

Hardings Beach - East

Chatham, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
22°C
Cloudy

This southern Chatham beach has something for everyone. With some small waves, this beach is a fun place to swim (only in marked swimming areas). You will also find places to launch your sailboat or kayak. For those who would rather hang out on the sand, beach bocce is a popular local activity, as are volleyball, frisbee, and wiffleball. This beach is also known for its nice sand, making it a great place to just read a book or relax in the sun. A trail behind the beach will take you to the nearby Stage Harbor Lighthouse.

Beach amenities include restrooms and showers, food, and a picnic area. There is a lifeguard on duty during the summer months.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Chatham County Department of Health and the Environment, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples weekly from May through September. Samples are taken on Monday, and the 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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