Bend in the Road

Edgartown, Massachusetts

Bend in the Road Beach is part of Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The shallow water and calm waves make this beach great for families with young children. There is a lifeguard on duty from during the summer months. For those who just want to relax on the beach, this is a nice place to enjoy views of Nantucket Sound.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 20th, 2018. 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
3°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bend in the Road is sampled monthly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Local boards of health, the Edgartown County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples monthly from June through September. Beaches in Edgartown are tested on a weekly or monthly basis. The testing frequency depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues.

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. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

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

Bend in the Road

Edgartown, 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 August 20th, 2018. 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
3°C
Mostly clear

Bend in the Road Beach is part of Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The shallow water and calm waves make this beach great for families with young children. There is a lifeguard on duty from during the summer months. For those who just want to relax on the beach, this is a nice place to enjoy views of Nantucket Sound.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bend in the Road is sampled monthly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Local boards of health, the Edgartown County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples monthly from June through September. Beaches in Edgartown are tested on a weekly or monthly basis. The testing frequency depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues.

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. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

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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