Betterton Beach and Public Landing

Betterton, Maryland
Managed by The Swim Guide

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.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% 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
-5°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 26 May to 1 September

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.

For bacteria in brackish or salt water, to be considered “clean” the average level of enterococci must be under 36 colonies per 100 ml of water. More than that triggers an advisory. The county issues automatic advisories after heavy rainfalls if they are unable to test water quality.

Beach advisories can be checked confirmed by calling Kent County's hotline 410-778-1361

Maryland 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Betterton Beach and Public Landing

Betterton, Maryland
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% 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
-5°C
A few clouds

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.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 26 May to 1 September

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.

For bacteria in brackish or salt water, to be considered “clean” the average level of enterococci must be under 36 colonies per 100 ml of water. More than that triggers an advisory. The county issues automatic advisories after heavy rainfalls if they are unable to test water quality.

Beach advisories can be checked confirmed by calling Kent County's hotline 410-778-1361

Maryland 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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