16th (Surf City)

Surf City, New Jersey
Managed by The Swim Guide

Surf City's beaches are located on Long Beach Island. Beaches are patrolled by the Surf City Beach Patrol. Beach badges are required for visitors over the age of 12. Visitors can enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing, but be sure that your preferred activity is permitted at your beach. Surfing is only permitted between North 1st and 3rd and fishing is permitted between North 23rd and 25th. You will find parking along Long Beach Boulevard. For your convenience, restrooms can be found at 9th Street. When you are done at the beach, be sure to explore Surf City's many shops and restaurants!

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 26th, 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 26th, 2019 at 7:30 AM.
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Current Weather
31°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

16th (Surf City) is sampled weekly from May 15th from September 15th.

Source Information

The Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected weekly and posted to the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program website or on the beach hotline: 1-800-648-SAND.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday through Friday throughout the monitoring season. A beach is marked Green when water samples show enterococci counts below 104 units/ 100 ml of water.A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples have enterococci counts above 104 units/ 100 ml of water or when the state issues an advisory due to other environmental concerns.A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Water Quality Graph

16th (Surf City)

Surf City, New Jersey
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 at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 26th, 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 26th, 2019 at 7:30 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
31°C
Clear and sunny

Surf City's beaches are located on Long Beach Island. Beaches are patrolled by the Surf City Beach Patrol. Beach badges are required for visitors over the age of 12. Visitors can enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing, but be sure that your preferred activity is permitted at your beach. Surfing is only permitted between North 1st and 3rd and fishing is permitted between North 23rd and 25th. You will find parking along Long Beach Boulevard. For your convenience, restrooms can be found at 9th Street. When you are done at the beach, be sure to explore Surf City's many shops and restaurants!

Monitoring Frequency

16th (Surf City) is sampled weekly from May 15th from September 15th.

Source Information

The Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected weekly and posted to the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program website or on the beach hotline: 1-800-648-SAND.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday through Friday throughout the monitoring season. A beach is marked Green when water samples show enterococci counts below 104 units/ 100 ml of water.A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples have enterococci counts above 104 units/ 100 ml of water or when the state issues an advisory due to other environmental concerns.A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Water Quality Graph

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