Ferry Beach (Scarborough)

Scarborough, Maine
Managed by The Swim Guide

Ferry Beach is a sandy beach located on the west side of Prouts Neck in Scarborough. The beach is a great place for paddling, cycling, and boating. Amenities at the beach include restrooms, showers, concession stand, and a boat launch. Fees are required for the municipal parking lot and use of the boat launch. Dogs are only permitted on the beach after 5pm during the summer. There are no lifeguards on duty.

The water quality at this beach is monitored by Scarborough Beach Manager, Bill Reichl.
Tel: (207)730-4155
Email: BReichl@ci.scarborough.me.us

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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 30th, 2019 at 11:33 AM.
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Current Weather
1°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Ferry Beach (Scarborough) is sampled weekly from June 4th from August 29th.

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.aspxAdvisory 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

Ferry Beach (Scarborough)

Scarborough, Maine
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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 30th, 2019 at 11:33 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
1°C
Clear and sunny

Ferry Beach is a sandy beach located on the west side of Prouts Neck in Scarborough. The beach is a great place for paddling, cycling, and boating. Amenities at the beach include restrooms, showers, concession stand, and a boat launch. Fees are required for the municipal parking lot and use of the boat launch. Dogs are only permitted on the beach after 5pm during the summer. There are no lifeguards on duty.

The water quality at this beach is monitored by Scarborough Beach Manager, Bill Reichl.
Tel: (207)730-4155
Email: BReichl@ci.scarborough.me.us

Monitoring Frequency

Ferry Beach (Scarborough) is sampled weekly from June 4th from August 29th.

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.aspxAdvisory 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.

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