Betterton Beach and Public Landing

Betterton, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

This sandy beach is located near the mouth of the Sassafras River in the town of Betterton on the Chesapeake Bay. Visitors will find a 300-feet swimming area. For your convenience, there is a bathhouse with restrooms. You can stroll along the boardwalk, rest on the benches, or picnic at the bayview bluff. Fish from the fishing jetty or launch your boat from the public landing and pier. Samples are collected and tested by the Kent County Health Department and the results are shared with ShoreRivers, who posts the results.

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 at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 19th, 2019. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 23th, 2019 at 2:04 PM.
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Current Weather
23°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Betterton Beach and Public Landing is sampled bi-weekly from May 26th from September 1st.

Source Information

The Kent County Health Department tests beaches weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day for Enterococcus bacteria. The Kent County Health Department alerts the public to any hazards. Samples are collected on Monday and results are usually available Tuesday after 3pm.

Beach advisories can be checked confirmed by calling Kent County's hotline 410-778-1361Maryland Healthy Beaches notification system has partnered with Google Earth to send updates. However, Swim Guide prefers to contact the Health Department directly as we are unable to determine the monitoring schedule Google Earth uses.Please note that there are inherent risks associated with open water swimming and recreational contact including, but not limited to, bacterial infections. Bacteria levels can change, particularly as a result of significant rain events. Always rinse off after swimming in the river, never swim with open wounds, avoid water contact for 24-48 hours after a significant rain event, and always obey signage and local laws whenever swimming in open water. ShoreRivers utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 cfu/100ml for collecting and analyzing bacteria samples.

Water Quality Graph

Betterton Beach and Public Landing

Betterton, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

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 at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 19th, 2019. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 23th, 2019 at 2:04 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
23°C
Mostly clear

This sandy beach is located near the mouth of the Sassafras River in the town of Betterton on the Chesapeake Bay. Visitors will find a 300-feet swimming area. For your convenience, there is a bathhouse with restrooms. You can stroll along the boardwalk, rest on the benches, or picnic at the bayview bluff. Fish from the fishing jetty or launch your boat from the public landing and pier. Samples are collected and tested by the Kent County Health Department and the results are shared with ShoreRivers, who posts the results.

Monitoring Frequency

Betterton Beach and Public Landing is sampled bi-weekly from May 26th from September 1st.

Source Information

The Kent County Health Department tests beaches weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day for Enterococcus bacteria. The Kent County Health Department alerts the public to any hazards. Samples are collected on Monday and results are usually available Tuesday after 3pm.

Beach advisories can be checked confirmed by calling Kent County's hotline 410-778-1361Maryland Healthy Beaches notification system has partnered with Google Earth to send updates. However, Swim Guide prefers to contact the Health Department directly as we are unable to determine the monitoring schedule Google Earth uses.Please note that there are inherent risks associated with open water swimming and recreational contact including, but not limited to, bacterial infections. Bacteria levels can change, particularly as a result of significant rain events. Always rinse off after swimming in the river, never swim with open wounds, avoid water contact for 24-48 hours after a significant rain event, and always obey signage and local laws whenever swimming in open water. ShoreRivers utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 cfu/100ml for collecting and analyzing bacteria samples.

Water Quality Graph

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