Boulder Bank at Car Park at The Glen

Nelson, Nelson
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

The Boulder Bank is a natural geological feature of national significance, which can be accessed from the Glenduan (known locally as The Glen), 12km north of Nelson City on SH6. The Glen has a vibrant coastal community nestled on the hill and coast overlooking the Boulder Bank and Tasman Bay. The Boulder Bank footpath along the top of the bank is part of a Department of Conservation reserve that includes nesting shorebirds and seabirds. A council recreation reserve with a car park and toilets is located at the end of the Glenduan road behind the Boulder Bank. The bouldery beach is a popular recreation area for locals and tourists, for scenic walks, swimming, fishing, boating and surfing. The recreation bathing water quality sample is taken by the main car park access to the boulder beach.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 21st, 2021. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 21st, 2021 at 2:45 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Boulder Bank at Car Park at The Glen is sampled weekly from November 30th to March 15th.

Source Information

Nelson City Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Nelson region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Boulder Bank at Car Park at The Glen

Nelson, Nelson
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 21st, 2021. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 21st, 2021 at 2:45 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The Boulder Bank is a natural geological feature of national significance, which can be accessed from the Glenduan (known locally as The Glen), 12km north of Nelson City on SH6. The Glen has a vibrant coastal community nestled on the hill and coast overlooking the Boulder Bank and Tasman Bay. The Boulder Bank footpath along the top of the bank is part of a Department of Conservation reserve that includes nesting shorebirds and seabirds. A council recreation reserve with a car park and toilets is located at the end of the Glenduan road behind the Boulder Bank. The bouldery beach is a popular recreation area for locals and tourists, for scenic walks, swimming, fishing, boating and surfing. The recreation bathing water quality sample is taken by the main car park access to the boulder beach.

Monitoring Frequency

Boulder Bank at Car Park at The Glen is sampled weekly from November 30th to March 15th.

Source Information

Nelson City Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Nelson region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

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