Assateague Island, Tom's Cove North

Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Mis à jour par Assateague Coastkeeper

Ocean swimming beach on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Just east of the quaint town of Chincoteague Island, VA is the Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. There is an access road through the NWR to the ocean beach, with beach front parking. There is a daily fee to access the NWF and the oceanfront beach. Over Sand 4x4 access to points south of the swimming beach is by permit only. Pony sightings are frequent and Chincoteague is known for it's annual July roundup and auction of the wild ponies. The famous book "Misty of Chincoteague" was written about this area.

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.

Qualité de l’eau
  • Eau de qualité satisfaisante

  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Juillet 30th, 2020. Assateague Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on Juillet 30th, 2020 à 11:41 AM.
Légende de qualité de l’eau:  
Météo actuelle
19°C
Nuages et soleil
Fréquence de Surveillance

Assateague Island, Tom's Cove North des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées weekly de Mai 20th à Septembre 15th.

Sources

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Assateague Coastkeeper checks for the latest information weekly on Thursdays, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Qualité de l’eau

Assateague Island, Tom's Cove North

Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Mis à jour par Assateague Coastkeeper

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.

Qualité de l’eau
  • Eau de qualité satisfaisante
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Juillet 30th, 2020. Assateague Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on Juillet 30th, 2020 à 11:41 AM.
Légende de qualité de l’eau:  
Météo actuelle
19°C
Nuages et soleil

Ocean swimming beach on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Just east of the quaint town of Chincoteague Island, VA is the Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. There is an access road through the NWR to the ocean beach, with beach front parking. There is a daily fee to access the NWF and the oceanfront beach. Over Sand 4x4 access to points south of the swimming beach is by permit only. Pony sightings are frequent and Chincoteague is known for it's annual July roundup and auction of the wild ponies. The famous book "Misty of Chincoteague" was written about this area.

Fréquence de Surveillance

Assateague Island, Tom's Cove North des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées weekly de Mai 20th à Septembre 15th.

Sources

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Assateague Coastkeeper checks for the latest information weekly on Thursdays, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococcus bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.
A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Qualité de l’eau

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