Mussel Shoals Beach - North of Pier

Ventura, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

Mussel Shoals Beach is located just north of the pier to get to Rincon Island, an artificial island north of Rincon Beach. Mussel Shoals is a perfect place to stop and relax in on golden sand, overlooking the ocean and island. Popular activities include swimming, surfing and shell collecting.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 30th, 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
13°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mussel Shoals Beach - North of Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Ventura County Environmental Health Division samples beaches along the 68 km (42 miles) of the Ventura Coast. All beaches are sampled from April - October. A smaller number of beaches are sampled from November - March.

Beaches are tested weekly for total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus. If a sample fails to meet water quality standards, then the beach is re-tested. If the second sample also fails, then the beach is posted. During the wet season, a beach is posted if it fails the first test. There is no re-sampling in the wet season.

The results are posted on the VCEHD website, which Swim Guide checks daily for the latest information.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality standards.

A beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality

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

The specific standards for bacteria are as follows:

Single sample maximums:
Total Coliform> 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water; or
Fecal Coliform> 400 MPN / 100 ml; or
Total coliform bacteria> 1,000 per 100 milliliters, if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1; or
Enterococcus bacteria> 104 per 100 milliliters.

Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period):
Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water; or
Fecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml; or
Enterococcus > 35 MPN / 100 ml

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Mussel Shoals Beach - North of Pier

Ventura, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 30th, 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
13°C
Clear

Mussel Shoals Beach is located just north of the pier to get to Rincon Island, an artificial island north of Rincon Beach. Mussel Shoals is a perfect place to stop and relax in on golden sand, overlooking the ocean and island. Popular activities include swimming, surfing and shell collecting.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mussel Shoals Beach - North of Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Ventura County Environmental Health Division samples beaches along the 68 km (42 miles) of the Ventura Coast. All beaches are sampled from April - October. A smaller number of beaches are sampled from November - March.

Beaches are tested weekly for total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus. If a sample fails to meet water quality standards, then the beach is re-tested. If the second sample also fails, then the beach is posted. During the wet season, a beach is posted if it fails the first test. There is no re-sampling in the wet season.

The results are posted on the VCEHD website, which Swim Guide checks daily for the latest information.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality standards.

A beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality

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

The specific standards for bacteria are as follows:

Single sample maximums:
Total Coliform> 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water; or
Fecal Coliform> 400 MPN / 100 ml; or
Total coliform bacteria> 1,000 per 100 milliliters, if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1; or
Enterococcus bacteria> 104 per 100 milliliters.

Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period):
Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water; or
Fecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml; or
Enterococcus > 35 MPN / 100 ml

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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