Fenwick Island State Park Beach

Fenwick Island, Delaware
Managed by The Swim Guide

Fenwick Island State Park and its beach are located along a three-mile barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Little Assawoman Bay on the west. The white sandy beach is a popular place to swim, surf, or sunbathe. For your convenience there are showers and changerooms and snacks for purchase. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer months.

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
3°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Fenwick Island State Park Beach is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 24th

SOURCE INFORMATION

In Delaware, recreational water is monitored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Water samples are collected at least weekly at all guarded beaches during the swimming season (May to September). Water samples are analyzed to determine the levels of Enterococci bacteria in recreational marine waters.

Fresh water is tested for E.coli.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season. Please contact the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (302-739-9939) during the off season if you would like to have the water tested before a special event.

A marine beach is marked Green when the single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water AND when the geometric mean of 5 samples are fewer than 35 cfu of Enterococci per 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked GREEN when the E.coli counts are below 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean AND below 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

A marine beach is marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples is greater than 35 cfu of Enterococci / 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked RED when the E.coli counts are above 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean OR above 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

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

Results are posted online and on the 24-hour "Beach Hotline" at 1-800-922-WAVE.

Some Delaware beaches are subject to a permanent caution. Swimming in bays and inland waters, particularly after heavy rainfall, can have an elevated risk of illness due to high levels of contamination. Water quality may be better on the coast, and visitors to bay area beaches are urged to exercise caution.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Fenwick Island State Park Beach

Fenwick Island, Delaware
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
3°C
Clear

Fenwick Island State Park and its beach are located along a three-mile barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Little Assawoman Bay on the west. The white sandy beach is a popular place to swim, surf, or sunbathe. For your convenience there are showers and changerooms and snacks for purchase. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer months.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Fenwick Island State Park Beach is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 24th

SOURCE INFORMATION

In Delaware, recreational water is monitored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Water samples are collected at least weekly at all guarded beaches during the swimming season (May to September). Water samples are analyzed to determine the levels of Enterococci bacteria in recreational marine waters.

Fresh water is tested for E.coli.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season. Please contact the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (302-739-9939) during the off season if you would like to have the water tested before a special event.

A marine beach is marked Green when the single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water AND when the geometric mean of 5 samples are fewer than 35 cfu of Enterococci per 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked GREEN when the E.coli counts are below 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean AND below 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

A marine beach is marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples is greater than 35 cfu of Enterococci / 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked RED when the E.coli counts are above 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean OR above 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

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

Results are posted online and on the 24-hour "Beach Hotline" at 1-800-922-WAVE.

Some Delaware beaches are subject to a permanent caution. Swimming in bays and inland waters, particularly after heavy rainfall, can have an elevated risk of illness due to high levels of contamination. Water quality may be better on the coast, and visitors to bay area beaches are urged to exercise caution.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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