Cove Creek 1

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

The Cove, located behind Sullivan's Island is a popular spot for swimming and SUPing. The Cove is the site of the first bridge from Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island. The remnants of the old bridge are now the Pitt Street Bridge Park which can be accessed from Pitt Street in Mount Pleasant's Old Village. Although public access from land to the Cove is limited, the area is popular with boaters and is a hotspot for water-based recreational activities like fishing, swimming, and SUPing.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet 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
26°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 May to 31 October

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

Cove Creek 1

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet 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
26°C
Chance of heavy rain

The Cove, located behind Sullivan's Island is a popular spot for swimming and SUPing. The Cove is the site of the first bridge from Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island. The remnants of the old bridge are now the Pitt Street Bridge Park which can be accessed from Pitt Street in Mount Pleasant's Old Village. Although public access from land to the Cove is limited, the area is popular with boaters and is a hotspot for water-based recreational activities like fishing, swimming, and SUPing.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 May to 31 October

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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