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.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
27°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Charleston Harbor 1 (Melton Peter Demetre Park) is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 31st

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

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper 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
27°C
Clear

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 October 31st

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



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