Obear Park

Beverly, Massachusetts

The beach at this park is a rocky sandy one, with scenic views of the Danvers River. There is parking available, and is a popular destination for the entire community. Public swimming is allowed, but there is no lifeguard on duty so swim at your own risk. For the non-swimmers there is also a playground, baseball field, basketball court, and tennis court.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2020. 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 September 3th, 2020 at 9:59 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Obear Park is sampled bi-weekly from June 11th 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

Obear Park

Beverly, Massachusetts

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2020. 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 September 3th, 2020 at 9:59 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The beach at this park is a rocky sandy one, with scenic views of the Danvers River. There is parking available, and is a popular destination for the entire community. Public swimming is allowed, but there is no lifeguard on duty so swim at your own risk. For the non-swimmers there is also a playground, baseball field, basketball court, and tennis court.

Monitoring Frequency

Obear Park is sampled bi-weekly from June 11th 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

  Beach Location Water Quality
Beverly, Massachusetts
Beverly, Massachusetts
Beverly, Massachusetts
Danvers, Massachusetts
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