Smith Beach

Braintree, Massachusetts

Smith Beach is a small sandy beach located on Edgehill Road near the intersection of Beachwood Road. It is also known as Smith’s Beach and Swift’s Beach and is mainly used by locals in the East Braintree neighborhood. The beach is maintained by the town with the help of the East Braintree Civic Association. The quiet spot offers a view of moored sailboats, green marshland and the river. Smith Beach operates 7 hours daily depending on the tides. See the posted schedule at the beach weekly to learn when the lifeguard will be on duty. Swimming at when the lifeguards are not on duty is not permitted. No-parking signs are posted along the street, but there is ample parking in a designated lot. The beach can also be reached by walking a footpath called the Tolman Walkway, which connects with Watson Park, home to several baseball fields and a “splash pad” water playground. The nearby bathhouse is often closed.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2022. 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 1st, 2022 at 10:33 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Smith Beach is sampled weekly from June 12th to September 1st.

Source Information

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is June through September. Beaches in Braintree are tested on a weekly basis. Water samples are taken Tuesday, and results are made available Thursday.

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.

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Smith Beach

Braintree, Massachusetts

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2022. 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 1st, 2022 at 10:33 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Smith Beach is a small sandy beach located on Edgehill Road near the intersection of Beachwood Road. It is also known as Smith’s Beach and Swift’s Beach and is mainly used by locals in the East Braintree neighborhood. The beach is maintained by the town with the help of the East Braintree Civic Association. The quiet spot offers a view of moored sailboats, green marshland and the river. Smith Beach operates 7 hours daily depending on the tides. See the posted schedule at the beach weekly to learn when the lifeguard will be on duty. Swimming at when the lifeguards are not on duty is not permitted. No-parking signs are posted along the street, but there is ample parking in a designated lot. The beach can also be reached by walking a footpath called the Tolman Walkway, which connects with Watson Park, home to several baseball fields and a “splash pad” water playground. The nearby bathhouse is often closed.

Monitoring Frequency

Smith Beach is sampled weekly from June 12th to September 1st.

Source Information

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is June through September. Beaches in Braintree are tested on a weekly basis. Water samples are taken Tuesday, and results are made available Thursday.

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.

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