Pirates Drive

Galveston, Texas
Managed by The Swim Guide

Photo by: Dylan Neild

Pirates Beach is a waterfront community located on the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island. The beach and surrounding community offer endless opportunities for fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, or relaxing on the beach. There are beachfront homes for rent in the Pirates Beach community.

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
26°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Pirates Drive is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) administers the Texas Beach Watch Program.

Samples are collected weekly during the peak beach season from May through September and every other week from October through April. In March weekly samples are collected for Beach Watch stations on all gulf beaches to coincide with spring break.

There are three levels of advisories in Texas. The lowest level occurs when enterococcus densities are below 35 cfu (colony forming units)/100 ml. A medium-level advisory occurs when enterococcus densities are between 35 cfu/100 ml and 104 cfu/100 ml, and a high-level advisory is issued, with swimming not recommended, when the enterococcus density is greater than 104 cfu/100 ml.

The public is notified of all advisory levels on the Internet, but signs are posted on the beach and in Swim Guide for high-level advisories.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results contain fewer than 104 cfu/100 ml of water

A beach is marked Red when single sample results contain more than 104 cfu/100 ml of water

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Pirates Drive

Galveston, Texas
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
26°C
Chance of heavy rain
Photo by: Dylan Neild

Pirates Beach is a waterfront community located on the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island. The beach and surrounding community offer endless opportunities for fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, or relaxing on the beach. There are beachfront homes for rent in the Pirates Beach community.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Pirates Drive is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) administers the Texas Beach Watch Program.

Samples are collected weekly during the peak beach season from May through September and every other week from October through April. In March weekly samples are collected for Beach Watch stations on all gulf beaches to coincide with spring break.

There are three levels of advisories in Texas. The lowest level occurs when enterococcus densities are below 35 cfu (colony forming units)/100 ml. A medium-level advisory occurs when enterococcus densities are between 35 cfu/100 ml and 104 cfu/100 ml, and a high-level advisory is issued, with swimming not recommended, when the enterococcus density is greater than 104 cfu/100 ml.

The public is notified of all advisory levels on the Internet, but signs are posted on the beach and in Swim Guide for high-level advisories.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results contain fewer than 104 cfu/100 ml of water

A beach is marked Red when single sample results contain more than 104 cfu/100 ml of water

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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