Sandy Beach

Swansea, Massachusetts

Sandy Beach is located on Cedar Cove in Swansea, a town in Bristol County.

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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 1st, 2020. 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 June 3th, 2020 at 10:16 AM.
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Current Weather
20°C
Chance of heavy rain
Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Beach is sampled weekly from June 17th from September 1st.

Source Information

The Swansea County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples weekly from May through September. In Swansea beaches are tested on a weekly basis on Monday, and results are available by Wednesday.

The water is tested for Enterococci to determine water quality in brackish and marine water environments. Enterococci is 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

Sandy Beach

Swansea, Massachusetts

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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 1st, 2020. 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 June 3th, 2020 at 10:16 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
20°C
Chance of heavy rain

Sandy Beach is located on Cedar Cove in Swansea, a town in Bristol County.

Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Beach is sampled weekly from June 17th from September 1st.

Source Information

The Swansea County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples weekly from May through September. In Swansea beaches are tested on a weekly basis on Monday, and results are available by Wednesday.

The water is tested for Enterococci to determine water quality in brackish and marine water environments. Enterococci is 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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