Black Beach

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Named for the color of its sand, Black Beach is lovely beach located on Ocean Street near Coolidge Reservation. It is on one side to the Crow Island Peninsula. No amenities other than trash barrels exist at this beach. There are no parking spaces at this beach. Dogs are permitted on the beach from October 15 - April 14.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 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

Black Beach is sampled weekly from May 1st 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. In Manchester-by-the-Sea, beaches are tested on a weekly basis on Tuesday and water quality results are published by 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Black Beach

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 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:   

Named for the color of its sand, Black Beach is lovely beach located on Ocean Street near Coolidge Reservation. It is on one side to the Crow Island Peninsula. No amenities other than trash barrels exist at this beach. There are no parking spaces at this beach. Dogs are permitted on the beach from October 15 - April 14.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Black Beach is sampled weekly from May 1st 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. In Manchester-by-the-Sea, beaches are tested on a weekly basis on Tuesday and water quality results are published by 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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