Apponagansett Town Beach

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Apponagansett Beach is part of the town park of the same name. In addition to the sandy beach for swimming, you will find scenic views of the harbor as well as areas to picnic and play (volleyball and basketball courts). For the kids, there is a playground. There are lifeguards are on duty during the summer months only, but the park is open year round. During the summer, there is a fee to park at the beach.

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
-7°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is May through September. Beaches in Dartmouth are tested weekly on Tuesday, and water quality results are published by Thursday.

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

Apponagansett Town Beach

Dartmouth, 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
-7°C
Clear and sunny

Apponagansett Beach is part of the town park of the same name. In addition to the sandy beach for swimming, you will find scenic views of the harbor as well as areas to picnic and play (volleyball and basketball courts). For the kids, there is a playground. There are lifeguards are on duty during the summer months only, but the park is open year round. During the summer, there is a fee to park at the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is May through September. Beaches in Dartmouth are tested weekly on Tuesday, and water quality results are published by Thursday.

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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