South Middle

Yarmouth, Massachusetts

South Middle is a large beach located in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod. The beach overlooks Nantucket Sound and its warm, calm water and soft sand make it a great place for a day at the beach. There is a lifeguard on duty so it's a good place to go for a swim, but beware that there is a bit of walk to get to the beach and this beach seems to be more popular with older people. There is parking, but parking fees are in effect.

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
12°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

South Middle is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Yarmouth County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples weekly from June through September. Beaches are tested on a weekly basis on Monday and results are available 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.

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

South Middle

Yarmouth, 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
12°C
Mostly clear

South Middle is a large beach located in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod. The beach overlooks Nantucket Sound and its warm, calm water and soft sand make it a great place for a day at the beach. There is a lifeguard on duty so it's a good place to go for a swim, but beware that there is a bit of walk to get to the beach and this beach seems to be more popular with older people. There is parking, but parking fees are in effect.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

South Middle is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Yarmouth County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples weekly from June through September. Beaches are tested on a weekly basis on Monday and results are available 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.

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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