Waterford Town Beach

Waterford, Connecticut
Managed by The Swim Guide

Waterford Town Beach is a natural, sandy beach with views of Long Island Sound from the Waterford shoreline. This beach also offers its visitors the opportunity to see an intact dune system (one of the best examples in Connecticut!). There are also plenty of other activities you can do at the beach including swimming, picnicking, volleyball, and canoeing.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. There is limited parking available so if you plan to drive, you might want to get there early! Beach fees are in effect during the summer.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 29th, 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 2nd, 2020 at 4:08 PM.
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Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Waterford Town Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th from September 15th.

Source Information

Ledge Light Health District monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected at weekly from different bathing areas. Advisories are posted to the health district website.

Swim Guide checks the advisories daily, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria counts are below 104 units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water,


A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 bacteria units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water

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

Water Quality Graph

Waterford Town Beach

Waterford, Connecticut
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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 29th, 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 2nd, 2020 at 4:08 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy

Waterford Town Beach is a natural, sandy beach with views of Long Island Sound from the Waterford shoreline. This beach also offers its visitors the opportunity to see an intact dune system (one of the best examples in Connecticut!). There are also plenty of other activities you can do at the beach including swimming, picnicking, volleyball, and canoeing.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. There is limited parking available so if you plan to drive, you might want to get there early! Beach fees are in effect during the summer.

Monitoring Frequency

Waterford Town Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th from September 15th.

Source Information

Ledge Light Health District monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected at weekly from different bathing areas. Advisories are posted to the health district website.

Swim Guide checks the advisories daily, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria counts are below 104 units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water,


A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 bacteria units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water

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

Water Quality Graph

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