Assateague State Park South Boundary

Berlin, Maryland

This swimming beach is located within the Assateague State Park campground. This is a full service campground for tents, trailers and RVs with easy access to the ocean beach. Early reservations for camp sites is highly recommended during the summer months.
The famous Assateague Island ponies are frequent visitors - remember to keep your food items securely stowed away and please don't feed the ponies. They can kick and bite, so please keep your distance but they are beautiful to watch!

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

Find out more about camping in the Assateague State Park here:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateaguecamping.asp

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

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 25th, 2019. Assateague Coastkeeper 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Assateague State Park South Boundary is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Worcester County Environmental Programs samples bathing beaches in Worcester County weekly during the bathing beach season. Samples are collected every Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and are tested for enterococcus bacteria. Results are available on Tuesday and Wednesday at the website: http://www.

co.worcester.md.us/departments/env/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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Assateague State Park South Boundary

Berlin, Maryland

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 25th, 2019. Assateague Coastkeeper 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain

This swimming beach is located within the Assateague State Park campground. This is a full service campground for tents, trailers and RVs with easy access to the ocean beach. Early reservations for camp sites is highly recommended during the summer months.
The famous Assateague Island ponies are frequent visitors - remember to keep your food items securely stowed away and please don't feed the ponies. They can kick and bite, so please keep your distance but they are beautiful to watch!

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

Find out more about camping in the Assateague State Park here:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateaguecamping.asp

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

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Assateague State Park South Boundary is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Worcester County Environmental Programs samples bathing beaches in Worcester County weekly during the bathing beach season. Samples are collected every Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and are tested for enterococcus bacteria. Results are available on Tuesday and Wednesday at the website: http://www.

co.worcester.md.us/departments/env/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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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