Assateague State Park Concession Stand

Berlin, Maryland

Assateague State Park swimming beach, with lifeguards Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hot water showers, bathhouse and full service Concession Stand also on site. Bathhouse and concession stand is ADA accessible, with a boardwalk to the top of the dune for beach access.

Daily parking fee at park entrance, senior citizen discount passes available.

You can expect a visit on the beach by the famous Assateague ponies, but keep your distance. They kick and bite so please don't feed them - just watch from a safe distance!

Assateague Island was once targeted for major development (4,000+ development lots!) and a citizen group The Committee To Preserve Assateague Island was founded by Judith Johnson and others to advocate for the preservation of the island as a National Seashore. Obviously they succeeded and today the Committee is known as 'Assateague Coastal Trust.' ACT hosts the local Waterkeeper program - the Assateague Coastkeeper. Learn more at www.ActForBays.org

A state run campground is located here, early reservations are a must in the summer months.
Learn more about Assateague State Park at
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.asp

This site is monitored for bacteria by Worcester County.
http://www.co.worcester.md.us/Envpgms/bathingbeaches.aspx

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 24th, 2022. Assateague Coastal Trust updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 24th, 2022 at 2:36 PM.
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Current Weather
26°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Assateague State Park Concession Stand is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th.

Source Information

Worcester County Environmental Programs samples ocean side beaches in Worcester County weekly from May - September. Samples are tested for enterococcus bacteria. Results are posted to the county's website at http://www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/enviromentalservices/beaches.

A running geometric mean of each site, using a minimum of 5 samples taken over a 30-day period, is calculated. For enterococcus, the geometric mean should not exceed 35 organisms per 100 ml (35 MPN), with no single sample exceeding 104 organisms per 100 ml. Enterococcus serves as the sole indicator for evaluating water quality and determining beach advisories. An advisory is issued for a sampling site, if bacterial levels exceed the above state standards.

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Assateague State Park Concession Stand

Berlin, Maryland

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 24th, 2022. Assateague Coastal Trust updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 24th, 2022 at 2:36 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
26°C
Clear and sunny

Assateague State Park swimming beach, with lifeguards Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hot water showers, bathhouse and full service Concession Stand also on site. Bathhouse and concession stand is ADA accessible, with a boardwalk to the top of the dune for beach access.

Daily parking fee at park entrance, senior citizen discount passes available.

You can expect a visit on the beach by the famous Assateague ponies, but keep your distance. They kick and bite so please don't feed them - just watch from a safe distance!

Assateague Island was once targeted for major development (4,000+ development lots!) and a citizen group The Committee To Preserve Assateague Island was founded by Judith Johnson and others to advocate for the preservation of the island as a National Seashore. Obviously they succeeded and today the Committee is known as 'Assateague Coastal Trust.' ACT hosts the local Waterkeeper program - the Assateague Coastkeeper. Learn more at www.ActForBays.org

A state run campground is located here, early reservations are a must in the summer months.
Learn more about Assateague State Park at
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.asp

This site is monitored for bacteria by Worcester County.
http://www.co.worcester.md.us/Envpgms/bathingbeaches.aspx

Monitoring Frequency

Assateague State Park Concession Stand is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th.

Source Information

Worcester County Environmental Programs samples ocean side beaches in Worcester County weekly from May - September. Samples are tested for enterococcus bacteria. Results are posted to the county's website at http://www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/enviromentalservices/beaches.

A running geometric mean of each site, using a minimum of 5 samples taken over a 30-day period, is calculated. For enterococcus, the geometric mean should not exceed 35 organisms per 100 ml (35 MPN), with no single sample exceeding 104 organisms per 100 ml. Enterococcus serves as the sole indicator for evaluating water quality and determining beach advisories. An advisory is issued for a sampling site, if bacterial levels exceed the above state standards.

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