Oyster Pond

Chatham, Massachusetts

This beach is located on Oyster Pond in Chatham on Cape Cod. Visitors should expect a sunny bright beach with nice water, but its proximity to surrounding roads can make it less than peaceful—as can the large number of children that often frequent this beach.

Beach amenities at Oyster Pond include restrooms, picnic area, free parking, and even swimming lessons!

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
0°C
Mostly clear
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

Oyster Pond

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
0°C
Mostly clear

This beach is located on Oyster Pond in Chatham on Cape Cod. Visitors should expect a sunny bright beach with nice water, but its proximity to surrounding roads can make it less than peaceful—as can the large number of children that often frequent this beach.

Beach amenities at Oyster Pond include restrooms, picnic area, free parking, and even swimming lessons!

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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