Briarwood

Wareham, Massachusetts

Briarwood Beach is located in Wareham, a town in Plymouth County that is known as the gateway to Cape Cod. The Briarwood Beach area is home to the Briarwood Beach Association, an organization of property owners and residents. Dues from the association go to the upkeep of the beach as well as water quality testing. There are no dogs allowed on the beach at any time. There are no vehicles or glass bottles permitted on the beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2019. 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
15°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Briarwood is sampled weekly from June 12th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Wareham County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples from June through September. Beaches in Wareham are tested on a weekly basis on Monday and results are published by Wednesday. Some beaches are tested weekly, while others are tested bi-weekly.

Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often.

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

Briarwood

Wareham, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2019. 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
15°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Briarwood Beach is located in Wareham, a town in Plymouth County that is known as the gateway to Cape Cod. The Briarwood Beach area is home to the Briarwood Beach Association, an organization of property owners and residents. Dues from the association go to the upkeep of the beach as well as water quality testing. There are no dogs allowed on the beach at any time. There are no vehicles or glass bottles permitted on the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Briarwood is sampled weekly from June 12th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Wareham County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples from June through September. Beaches in Wareham are tested on a weekly basis on Monday and results are published by Wednesday. Some beaches are tested weekly, while others are tested bi-weekly.

Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often.

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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