Blaketown Beach at S Tiphead

Greymouth, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Stunning views can be enjoyed along the 3.5km Cycle Trail along Blaketown Triphead to Cobden Bridge. This beach is located at the mouth of the Grey River. The exposed river break receives groundswells and windswells. Swimmers and surfers are reminded to beware dangerous rips.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 20th, 2018. Swim Guide NZ 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

Blaketown Beach at S Tiphead is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

West Coast Regional Council monitors coastal beaches from November - March for enterococci levels. Sites are monitored twice a month (bi-weekly). Data is compiled into report cards in order to give a representation of the water quality trends around the lake.

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

The number of samples taken is limited so West Coast Regional Council suggests the status of beaches be used as a guide only.

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 when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/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 260 E. coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.
For marine beaches A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of 280 enterococci/100 mL. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

To view the report cards please visit: http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/our-region/state-of-the-environment/surface-water-quality/Pages/Contact-Recreation-Risk-to-Bathers.aspx

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Blaketown Beach at S Tiphead

Greymouth, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 20th, 2018. Swim Guide NZ 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:   

Stunning views can be enjoyed along the 3.5km Cycle Trail along Blaketown Triphead to Cobden Bridge. This beach is located at the mouth of the Grey River. The exposed river break receives groundswells and windswells. Swimmers and surfers are reminded to beware dangerous rips.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Blaketown Beach at S Tiphead is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

West Coast Regional Council monitors coastal beaches from November - March for enterococci levels. Sites are monitored twice a month (bi-weekly). Data is compiled into report cards in order to give a representation of the water quality trends around the lake.

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

The number of samples taken is limited so West Coast Regional Council suggests the status of beaches be used as a guide only.

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 when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/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 260 E. coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.
For marine beaches A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of 280 enterococci/100 mL. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

To view the report cards please visit: http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/our-region/state-of-the-environment/surface-water-quality/Pages/Contact-Recreation-Risk-to-Bathers.aspx

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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