Swanquarter Bay (N74)

Swan Quarter, North Carolina
Managed by The Swim Guide

Swanquarter Bay is located on Pamlico Sound. It's saltwater marsh is well known for activities such as boating, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, fishing and hunting. The Swanquarter Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932. It provides habitat protection for alligators, bald eagles, migratory waterfowl and other birds and animals. Many people think Swanquarter received its name from the abundance of swans in the area. It is actually named after Samuel Swann, a Speaker of the Colonial Assembly and official representative of Onslow in the Assembly in the 1700's.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 8th, 2017. The Swim Guide 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
20°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Swanquarter Bay (N74) is sampled bi-weekly from April 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program's staff monitor over 200 locations in North Carolina. Monitoring locations are divided into three "tiers". The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be. This monitoring location is in the Tier 3 category. Tier 3 locations are used primarily for fishing and boating.

Visitors are unlikely to have full body contact unless there is a special event, such as a triathlon. Samples are collected bi-weekly from April - October and monthly from November - March.

Tier 3 locations will be listed as "Green" when there is less than 500 enterococci per 100mL of water in two consecutive single samples. When water quality results fail to meet this standard, Swim Guide will show these beaches as "Red". Weekly sampling continues until enterococci counts are below 500 / 100 ml of water.

Recreational fishing permits are required for people over the age of 16 in North Carolina.

Swim Guide checks water quality results daily April - October.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Swanquarter Bay (N74)

Swan Quarter, North Carolina
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 8th, 2017. The Swim Guide 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
20°C
Clear and sunny

Swanquarter Bay is located on Pamlico Sound. It's saltwater marsh is well known for activities such as boating, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, fishing and hunting. The Swanquarter Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932. It provides habitat protection for alligators, bald eagles, migratory waterfowl and other birds and animals. Many people think Swanquarter received its name from the abundance of swans in the area. It is actually named after Samuel Swann, a Speaker of the Colonial Assembly and official representative of Onslow in the Assembly in the 1700's.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Swanquarter Bay (N74) is sampled bi-weekly from April 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program's staff monitor over 200 locations in North Carolina. Monitoring locations are divided into three "tiers". The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be. This monitoring location is in the Tier 3 category. Tier 3 locations are used primarily for fishing and boating.

Visitors are unlikely to have full body contact unless there is a special event, such as a triathlon. Samples are collected bi-weekly from April - October and monthly from November - March.

Tier 3 locations will be listed as "Green" when there is less than 500 enterococci per 100mL of water in two consecutive single samples. When water quality results fail to meet this standard, Swim Guide will show these beaches as "Red". Weekly sampling continues until enterococci counts are below 500 / 100 ml of water.

Recreational fishing permits are required for people over the age of 16 in North Carolina.

Swim Guide checks water quality results daily April - October.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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