Crescent Beach State Park

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Managed by The Swim Guide

Crescent Beach is located in Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth. The saltwater beach offers endless recreational opportunities. The warm(ish) water and calm waves make it a great place to take a swim or wade in the surf. Lifeguards are on duty from late June until early September. The park is open from 9am until a half hour before sunset.
Other common activities include fishing, kayaking, and sunbathing. If beach recreation isn't of interest, enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing.

The beach is monitored for water quality by Crescent Beach State Park Beach/Park Manager, Robert Crocker,
Telephone: (207) 799-5871
Email: robert.crocker@maine.gov

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 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
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Crescent Beach State Park is sampled weekly from May 26th to September 7th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Maine Healthy Beaches program is managed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and coordinated by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Monitoring of coastal beaches is conducted by local staff and volunteers and the decision to post the beach is the responsibility of local municipalities and parks.

See the beach description for more information including how to contact the local beach management entity.

Monitoring results and advisories are posted on the Maine Healthy Beaches website. http://www.mainecoastdata.org/public/CurrentBeachStatus.aspx
Advisory and closure notices are also posted at major beach access points and/or at lifeguard stands.

Most beaches in the program are tested weekly on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. However some beaches with a high risk of pollution are tested two to three times a week, and beaches with a low risk of pollution are sampled every two weeks. The monitoring season runs between Memorial Day and until the week after Labor Day. However monitoring can begin as early as April.

If a sample exceeds water quality standards it is retested and an advisory is issued. The Healthy Beaches Program also uses a Risk Assessment Matrix to determine the likelihood of pollution, local rainfall levels and other conditions when deciding whether or not to post a beach.

When it rains heavily, contaminants are transported to the shoreline from both riverine and stormwater discharges. Therefore, as a precaution many beaches post advisories after local rain events.

Swim Guide checks Maine's Healthy Beaches website Monday to Friday for updates.

A beach is marked Green when Enterococcus is below 104 units /100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when Enterococcus is above 104 units /100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable data available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Crescent Beach State Park

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Managed by The Swim Guide

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 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
2°C
A few clouds

Crescent Beach is located in Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth. The saltwater beach offers endless recreational opportunities. The warm(ish) water and calm waves make it a great place to take a swim or wade in the surf. Lifeguards are on duty from late June until early September. The park is open from 9am until a half hour before sunset.
Other common activities include fishing, kayaking, and sunbathing. If beach recreation isn't of interest, enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing.

The beach is monitored for water quality by Crescent Beach State Park Beach/Park Manager, Robert Crocker,
Telephone: (207) 799-5871
Email: robert.crocker@maine.gov

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Crescent Beach State Park is sampled weekly from May 26th to September 7th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Maine Healthy Beaches program is managed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and coordinated by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Monitoring of coastal beaches is conducted by local staff and volunteers and the decision to post the beach is the responsibility of local municipalities and parks.

See the beach description for more information including how to contact the local beach management entity.

Monitoring results and advisories are posted on the Maine Healthy Beaches website. http://www.mainecoastdata.org/public/CurrentBeachStatus.aspx
Advisory and closure notices are also posted at major beach access points and/or at lifeguard stands.

Most beaches in the program are tested weekly on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. However some beaches with a high risk of pollution are tested two to three times a week, and beaches with a low risk of pollution are sampled every two weeks. The monitoring season runs between Memorial Day and until the week after Labor Day. However monitoring can begin as early as April.

If a sample exceeds water quality standards it is retested and an advisory is issued. The Healthy Beaches Program also uses a Risk Assessment Matrix to determine the likelihood of pollution, local rainfall levels and other conditions when deciding whether or not to post a beach.

When it rains heavily, contaminants are transported to the shoreline from both riverine and stormwater discharges. Therefore, as a precaution many beaches post advisories after local rain events.

Swim Guide checks Maine's Healthy Beaches website Monday to Friday for updates.

A beach is marked Green when Enterococcus is below 104 units /100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when Enterococcus is above 104 units /100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable data available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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