Armer's Beach

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Set further along the same road, but somewhat more modest than the larger Gooch's Beach, Armer’s Beach (also called Jimmy Armers Break by the surf community) lies just before a fur seal colony on the tip of the Kaikoura township peninsula. The seal colony is a tourist favourite, but please take care not to interact too closely with the seals either in the water or on land, as they have been known to bite in defence of their pups. Parking and dressing sheds are on site.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% 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

Armer's Beach is sampled weekly from November 15th to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Canterbury Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Canterbury region during summer. Water samples are collected weekly from around 100 recreational swimming sites from mid-November to February/March.

Coastal waters are tested for Enterococci levels.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of Enterococci are greater than 280 units /100ml.

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 <280 enterococci/100 mL.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >280 enterococci/100 mL.

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 storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

Water quality updates are also available on the CRC’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canterburyrecwater?v=wall

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Armer's Beach

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% 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:   

Set further along the same road, but somewhat more modest than the larger Gooch's Beach, Armer’s Beach (also called Jimmy Armers Break by the surf community) lies just before a fur seal colony on the tip of the Kaikoura township peninsula. The seal colony is a tourist favourite, but please take care not to interact too closely with the seals either in the water or on land, as they have been known to bite in defence of their pups. Parking and dressing sheds are on site.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Armer's Beach is sampled weekly from November 15th to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Canterbury Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Canterbury region during summer. Water samples are collected weekly from around 100 recreational swimming sites from mid-November to February/March.

Coastal waters are tested for Enterococci levels.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of Enterococci are greater than 280 units /100ml.

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 <280 enterococci/100 mL.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >280 enterococci/100 mL.

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 storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

Water quality updates are also available on the CRC’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canterburyrecwater?v=wall

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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