Guard Shore

Bloxom, Virginia
Administrado por Assateague Coastkeeper

This small, secluded beach is located on Chesapeake Bay near Bloxom. There are no restrooms or facilities here. The beach is pet friendly. For the birders: Guard Shore offers a myriad of possibilities for wildlife viewing depending upon the time of year. The extensive open bay ecosystem provides a vast viewing area to scan for wading birds, waterfowl, terns and gulls. Mudflats and sand spits exposed at low tide may attract feeding shorebirds, especially during migration. The site's maritime loblolly pine stand may offer endless migrant passerine viewing possibilities.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Assateague Coastkeeper 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
21°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 20 Mayo to 15 Septiembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Assateague Coastkeeper checks for the latest information weekly on Thursdays, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Guard Shore

Bloxom, Virginia
Administrado por Assateague Coastkeeper

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Assateague Coastkeeper 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
21°C
Clear

This small, secluded beach is located on Chesapeake Bay near Bloxom. There are no restrooms or facilities here. The beach is pet friendly. For the birders: Guard Shore offers a myriad of possibilities for wildlife viewing depending upon the time of year. The extensive open bay ecosystem provides a vast viewing area to scan for wading birds, waterfowl, terns and gulls. Mudflats and sand spits exposed at low tide may attract feeding shorebirds, especially during migration. The site's maritime loblolly pine stand may offer endless migrant passerine viewing possibilities.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 20 Mayo to 15 Septiembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Assateague Coastkeeper checks for the latest information weekly on Thursdays, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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