Buckroe

Hampton, Virginia
Managed by The Swim Guide

Buckroe Beach, which borders Chesapeake Bay, is a great place to bring your family for the day. Lifeguards are on duty so you can enjoy a swim. The beach is wide and there is lots of space for playing beach games, building sandcastles, or just relaxing. Enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic tables or picnic shelters (picnic shelters can be used for a fee). If you come here during the summer, you can also enjoy concerts and movies.

Pets are only permitted during the off season (from September through May).

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
  • Special health or safety status in effect

  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
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Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Buckroe is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 15th.

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. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococci 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

Buckroe

Hampton, Virginia
Managed by The Swim Guide

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
  • Special health or safety status in effect
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy

Buckroe Beach, which borders Chesapeake Bay, is a great place to bring your family for the day. Lifeguards are on duty so you can enjoy a swim. The beach is wide and there is lots of space for playing beach games, building sandcastles, or just relaxing. Enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic tables or picnic shelters (picnic shelters can be used for a fee). If you come here during the summer, you can also enjoy concerts and movies.

Pets are only permitted during the off season (from September through May).

Monitoring Frequency

Buckroe is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 15th.

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. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococci 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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