Brackenbury

Beverly, Massachusetts

This beach is a short sandy beach between two privately owned beaches. The parking in the area is extremely limited, so it is easier park on a side street and walk to the end of Brackenbury Lane. There are no lifeguards on duty at this beach, so swimming here is at your own risk. An interesting feature of this beach is that it has magnetic sand. Bring a magnet to the beach and run it through the sand. You will find black sand and little flakes of magnetite attached to the magnet. This beach is a great place for a family day of swimming and relaxing, and also for the young budding scientists in the group.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Massachusetts 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

Brackenbury is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Beverly Health Department, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct the vast majority of beach water sampling in this region. Beaches in Beverly are tested on a weekly basis. The testing frequency in Massachusetts depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues.

Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

The water at marine beaches is tested for the presence of Enterococci, a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Brackenbury

Beverly, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Massachusetts 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:   

This beach is a short sandy beach between two privately owned beaches. The parking in the area is extremely limited, so it is easier park on a side street and walk to the end of Brackenbury Lane. There are no lifeguards on duty at this beach, so swimming here is at your own risk. An interesting feature of this beach is that it has magnetic sand. Bring a magnet to the beach and run it through the sand. You will find black sand and little flakes of magnetite attached to the magnet. This beach is a great place for a family day of swimming and relaxing, and also for the young budding scientists in the group.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Brackenbury is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Beverly Health Department, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct the vast majority of beach water sampling in this region. Beaches in Beverly are tested on a weekly basis. The testing frequency in Massachusetts depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues.

Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

The water at marine beaches is tested for the presence of Enterococci, a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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