Branford Point

Branford, Connecticut
Managed by The Swim Guide

Located in the south central part of Branford, Branford Point is a sandy beach along Long Island Sound. There is a playground and lifeguards are on duty in the swimming area from Memorial Day to Labor Day so it's a great place to bring your family. When you're done swimming, you can enjoy the park's picnic area. Nearby Parker Park has restrooms, changerooms, and running water.

If you plan on driving to the beach, please note that parking is only for residents and you must have a parking pass.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current Status
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CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Branford Point is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 2nd

SOURCE INFORMATION

Sampling begins late May and runs through late August every summer. Beaches are monitored by the East Shore District Health Unit. Water samples are collected Mondays and results are available Tuesday afternoon. If a test comes back with high bacteria counts the beach will be tested again on Wednesday.

The advisories are posted at the beaches and on the beach hotline.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring swimming season.

Marine beaches are marked Green when single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period are fewer than 35 MPN (Most Probable Number) colonies of Enterococci per 100 ml of water.

Freshwater beaches will be marked green when test results show E. coli levels are below 235 units / 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period is below 126 units of E. coli / 100ml

Marine beaches are marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period is greater than 35 MPN of Enterococci / 100 ml of water.

Freshwater beaches are marked Red when single sample results show E.coli levels above 235 units/100ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period is above 126 units of E.coli / 100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

An off-hour hotline is: (203) 481-4233 ext. 5.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Branford Point

Branford, Connecticut
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
12°C
Mostly clear

Located in the south central part of Branford, Branford Point is a sandy beach along Long Island Sound. There is a playground and lifeguards are on duty in the swimming area from Memorial Day to Labor Day so it's a great place to bring your family. When you're done swimming, you can enjoy the park's picnic area. Nearby Parker Park has restrooms, changerooms, and running water.

If you plan on driving to the beach, please note that parking is only for residents and you must have a parking pass.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Branford Point is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 2nd

SOURCE INFORMATION

Sampling begins late May and runs through late August every summer. Beaches are monitored by the East Shore District Health Unit. Water samples are collected Mondays and results are available Tuesday afternoon. If a test comes back with high bacteria counts the beach will be tested again on Wednesday.

The advisories are posted at the beaches and on the beach hotline.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring swimming season.

Marine beaches are marked Green when single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period are fewer than 35 MPN (Most Probable Number) colonies of Enterococci per 100 ml of water.

Freshwater beaches will be marked green when test results show E. coli levels are below 235 units / 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period is below 126 units of E. coli / 100ml

Marine beaches are marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period is greater than 35 MPN of Enterococci / 100 ml of water.

Freshwater beaches are marked Red when single sample results show E.coli levels above 235 units/100ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30 day period is above 126 units of E.coli / 100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

An off-hour hotline is: (203) 481-4233 ext. 5.

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