Charleston Harbor 1 (Melton Peter Demetre Park)

James Island, South Carolina

Sunrise Park, officially named Melton Peter Demetre Park, is located on James Island and offers spectacular views of the Ashley River, the City of Charleston, the Cooper River, and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. It is a popular spot for launching kayaks, SUPs, and other paddle-powered watercraft. The park is also a great spot for fishing and crabbing. The James Island Yacht Club is right next door.

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 September 23th, 2020. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 25th, 2020 at 8:38 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Charleston Harbor 1 (Melton Peter Demetre Park) is sampled weekly from May 1st to November 5th.

Source Information

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present. Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

Water Quality Graph

Charleston Harbor 1 (Melton Peter Demetre Park)

James Island, South Carolina

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 September 23th, 2020. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 25th, 2020 at 8:38 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Cloudy

Sunrise Park, officially named Melton Peter Demetre Park, is located on James Island and offers spectacular views of the Ashley River, the City of Charleston, the Cooper River, and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. It is a popular spot for launching kayaks, SUPs, and other paddle-powered watercraft. The park is also a great spot for fishing and crabbing. The James Island Yacht Club is right next door.

Monitoring Frequency

Charleston Harbor 1 (Melton Peter Demetre Park) is sampled weekly from May 1st to November 5th.

Source Information

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present. Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
James Island, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
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