Black Point Beach (Osprey Rd)

East Lyme, Connecticut
Managed by The Swim Guide

This private beach and fishing pier is open to residents of the Black Point Beach Community (not to be confused with residence of the Old Black Point Beach Community). This area was originally inhabited by the Nehantic people before European contact. The tribe was an ally to the colonists but died out in the mid 19th century. In 1870 the Nehantics were declared extinct and the 300 acre Black Point reservation was sold, however in 1998 Nehantic Tribe and Nation was incorporated.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 27th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 31st, 2020 at 12:40 PM.
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Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Black Point Beach (Osprey Rd) is sampled from May 15th to September 15th.

Source Information

Ledge Light Health District monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected at weekly from different bathing areas. Advisories are posted to the health district website.

Swim Guide checks the advisories daily, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria counts are below 104 units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water,


A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 bacteria units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water

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

Water Quality Graph

Black Point Beach (Osprey Rd)

East Lyme, Connecticut
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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 27th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 31st, 2020 at 12:40 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy

This private beach and fishing pier is open to residents of the Black Point Beach Community (not to be confused with residence of the Old Black Point Beach Community). This area was originally inhabited by the Nehantic people before European contact. The tribe was an ally to the colonists but died out in the mid 19th century. In 1870 the Nehantics were declared extinct and the 300 acre Black Point reservation was sold, however in 1998 Nehantic Tribe and Nation was incorporated.

Monitoring Frequency

Black Point Beach (Osprey Rd) is sampled from May 15th to September 15th.

Source Information

Ledge Light Health District monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected at weekly from different bathing areas. Advisories are posted to the health district website.

Swim Guide checks the advisories daily, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria counts are below 104 units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water,


A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 bacteria units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water

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

Water Quality Graph

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