East End Beach

New Plymouth, Taranaki

East End Beach is situated approximately 500 m south-west of Fitzroy Beach in New Plymouth. This beach is popular with summer bathers and Surf lifeguards patrol the beach at times during weekends and public holidays over summer.

The Te Henui Stream enters the sea approximately 200 m to the south-west of the monitored site, which can results in high freshwater inputs during significant rainfall events.

Recreational bathing surveys over the last two summers (2018-2019 and 2019-2020) showed that 100% of beach samples met the marine microbiological water quality guidelines prepared by the Ministry of the Environment in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MfE, 2003) and did not exceed the 'Action' level (two consecutive samples >280 enterococci/100ml).

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 16th, 2021. The Swim Guide - New Zealand updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on December 16th, 2021 at 3:30 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

East End Beach is sampled weekly from December 1st to March 30th.

Source Information

Taranaki Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Taranaki region.
Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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East End Beach

New Plymouth, Taranaki

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 16th, 2021. The Swim Guide - New Zealand updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on December 16th, 2021 at 3:30 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

East End Beach is situated approximately 500 m south-west of Fitzroy Beach in New Plymouth. This beach is popular with summer bathers and Surf lifeguards patrol the beach at times during weekends and public holidays over summer.

The Te Henui Stream enters the sea approximately 200 m to the south-west of the monitored site, which can results in high freshwater inputs during significant rainfall events.

Recreational bathing surveys over the last two summers (2018-2019 and 2019-2020) showed that 100% of beach samples met the marine microbiological water quality guidelines prepared by the Ministry of the Environment in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MfE, 2003) and did not exceed the 'Action' level (two consecutive samples >280 enterococci/100ml).

Monitoring Frequency

East End Beach is sampled weekly from December 1st to March 30th.

Source Information

Taranaki Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Taranaki region.
Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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New Plymouth, Taranaki
New Plymouth, Taranaki
New Plymouth, Taranaki
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