Bell Block Beach

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Bell Block Beach provides for a mild surfing experience. The beach is used more for swimming than surfing as this exposed break reef only provides left had breaks during low tide in autumn and winter. Rocks and urchins are the largest safety concerns for surfers at this beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bell Block Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Taranaki Regional Council monitors many of its coastal beaches from November - March for entercocci levels.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units / 100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

For more information, call Health Protection on 06 753 7798 (24 hours).

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Bell Block Beach

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy 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:   

Bell Block Beach provides for a mild surfing experience. The beach is used more for swimming than surfing as this exposed break reef only provides left had breaks during low tide in autumn and winter. Rocks and urchins are the largest safety concerns for surfers at this beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bell Block Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Taranaki Regional Council monitors many of its coastal beaches from November - March for entercocci levels.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units / 100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

For more information, call Health Protection on 06 753 7798 (24 hours).

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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