Plage Murray Beach

Botsford, New Brunswick

Murray Beach, a part of Murray Beach Provincial Park, is located along the beautiful Northumberland
Strait coastline. While at Murray Beach, take in the vistas of the world-famous Confederation Bridge
while you relax on the unsupervised, sandy beach, and enjoy the warm saltwater. Throughout the
summer, there are lots of activities at the beach and nearby, including sea kayaking, lighthouses, historic
sites, farmers markets, and festivals. At Murray Beach, you will find change houses, washrooms, a
playground and picnic areas. While leashed pets are welcome in the park, they are not allowed on the
beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . CCNB/Fundy Baykeeper 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:   
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Plage Murray Beach is sampled from May 23rd to October 8th

SOURCE INFORMATION

This beach follows the “Water Monitoring Protocol for Provincial Park Beaches” and is in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality.

During the swimming season, five water samples shall be collected, as practically as is possible, on the scheduled sampling day. The Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) is responsible for the oversight of sample collection for the purpose of compliance monitoring and ensuring proper training is provided.The samples are analyzed for enterococci and Escherichia coli (E.coli), by an accredited laboratory. The results are received by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) and interpreted based on the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. Upon receiving the results, OCMOH posts the results online. Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC) is responsible for physically updating Informative Beach Signs at designated areas.

For Enterococci, the guidelines state that the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 35 Enterococci/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 70 Enterococci/100 ml. For E.coli, the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 200 E.coli/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 400 E.coli/100 ml. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml. It can take up to 48 hours between the sample collection date and the posting of results. This is due to the time is takes to collect the samples, send them to the lab, and complete the analysis. On occasion, the collection of all required samples may not be possible due to weather/environmental conditions, safety concerns or other unforeseen circumstances beyond control.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is responsible for communicating the results daily to Swim Guide. Please note that the Conservation Council and Swim Guide are not affiliated with DELG, OCMOH, or THC.

The beach is marked Green on Swim Guide when the geometric mean and all single samples meet the criteria for both Enterococci and E.coli. The beach is marked Red on Swim Guide when the geometric mean or a single sample exceeds the criteria for Enterococci and E.coli. A beach will also be marked. The beach is marked Grey on Swim Guide when there are no current results available on the government website. Please note that the protocol is subject to annual review, thus content on Swim Guide will be updated accordingly. For more detailed information on water quality monitoring in New Brunswick, please see the official page: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/health_advisories/beachadvisories.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Plage Murray Beach

Botsford, New Brunswick

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . CCNB/Fundy Baykeeper 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:   

Murray Beach, a part of Murray Beach Provincial Park, is located along the beautiful Northumberland
Strait coastline. While at Murray Beach, take in the vistas of the world-famous Confederation Bridge
while you relax on the unsupervised, sandy beach, and enjoy the warm saltwater. Throughout the
summer, there are lots of activities at the beach and nearby, including sea kayaking, lighthouses, historic
sites, farmers markets, and festivals. At Murray Beach, you will find change houses, washrooms, a
playground and picnic areas. While leashed pets are welcome in the park, they are not allowed on the
beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Plage Murray Beach is sampled from May 23rd to October 8th

SOURCE INFORMATION

This beach follows the “Water Monitoring Protocol for Provincial Park Beaches” and is in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality.

During the swimming season, five water samples shall be collected, as practically as is possible, on the scheduled sampling day. The Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) is responsible for the oversight of sample collection for the purpose of compliance monitoring and ensuring proper training is provided.The samples are analyzed for enterococci and Escherichia coli (E.coli), by an accredited laboratory. The results are received by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) and interpreted based on the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. Upon receiving the results, OCMOH posts the results online. Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC) is responsible for physically updating Informative Beach Signs at designated areas.

For Enterococci, the guidelines state that the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 35 Enterococci/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 70 Enterococci/100 ml. For E.coli, the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 200 E.coli/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 400 E.coli/100 ml. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml. It can take up to 48 hours between the sample collection date and the posting of results. This is due to the time is takes to collect the samples, send them to the lab, and complete the analysis. On occasion, the collection of all required samples may not be possible due to weather/environmental conditions, safety concerns or other unforeseen circumstances beyond control.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is responsible for communicating the results daily to Swim Guide. Please note that the Conservation Council and Swim Guide are not affiliated with DELG, OCMOH, or THC.

The beach is marked Green on Swim Guide when the geometric mean and all single samples meet the criteria for both Enterococci and E.coli. The beach is marked Red on Swim Guide when the geometric mean or a single sample exceeds the criteria for Enterococci and E.coli. A beach will also be marked. The beach is marked Grey on Swim Guide when there are no current results available on the government website. Please note that the protocol is subject to annual review, thus content on Swim Guide will be updated accordingly. For more detailed information on water quality monitoring in New Brunswick, please see the official page: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/health_advisories/beachadvisories.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



Swim Guide
is supported by
* The RBC Foundation

Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs at the beach or advisories from official government agencies. Stay alert and check for other swimming hazards such as dangerous currents and tides. Please report your pollution concerns so Affiliates can help keep other beach-goers safe.

Swim Guide, "Swim Drink Fish icons," and associated trademarks are owned by SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA.| See Legal.

© SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA, 2011 - 2018