Northeast Cape Fear at Castle Hayne Park

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Castle Hayne Beach is a popular local swimming and fishing hole located on the Northeast branch of the Cape Fear River in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. The area features a clean sandy beach where recreators can fish, wade and swim. Beware of strong currents and bottom debris. A fishing pier is on site. There are no picnic tables or bathroom facilities. Parking is available adjacent to the beach.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 3th, 2022. Cape Fear River Watch updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 3th, 2022 at 3:45 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Northeast Cape Fear at Castle Hayne Park is sampled bi-weekly from April 8th to October 1st.

Source Information

Cape Fear River Watch monitors the bacteria levels of recreational areas in the waterways of the Cape Fear River Basin. Indicator organisms monitored are E.coli and enterococcus. These pathogens are present in the gut of warm-blooded animals and humans and can pose health risks for swimmers, boaters, and anglers.

From April to October, Cape Fear River Watch collects water samples and provides up-to-date data on the health of our local waterways, viewable by the public. We hope to assist our community in making safe and smart decisions when it comes to recreating in our rivers and creeks. Samples are collected on a bi-weekly basis on Thursday, with results posted on our website and www.theswimguide.org on Friday. Beaches marked with a green icon have passed health safety standards, while those marked with a red icon have failed. A recreational area is marked green for pass if we find less than 235 E.coli colonies or less than 104 enterococci colonies in a 100 mL sample of water. Sites are marked red for fail if we find >235 E.coli colonies/100mL or >104 enterococci colonies/100mL.

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Northeast Cape Fear at Castle Hayne Park

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 3th, 2022. Cape Fear River Watch updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 3th, 2022 at 3:45 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Castle Hayne Beach is a popular local swimming and fishing hole located on the Northeast branch of the Cape Fear River in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. The area features a clean sandy beach where recreators can fish, wade and swim. Beware of strong currents and bottom debris. A fishing pier is on site. There are no picnic tables or bathroom facilities. Parking is available adjacent to the beach.

Monitoring Frequency

Northeast Cape Fear at Castle Hayne Park is sampled bi-weekly from April 8th to October 1st.

Source Information

Cape Fear River Watch monitors the bacteria levels of recreational areas in the waterways of the Cape Fear River Basin. Indicator organisms monitored are E.coli and enterococcus. These pathogens are present in the gut of warm-blooded animals and humans and can pose health risks for swimmers, boaters, and anglers.

From April to October, Cape Fear River Watch collects water samples and provides up-to-date data on the health of our local waterways, viewable by the public. We hope to assist our community in making safe and smart decisions when it comes to recreating in our rivers and creeks. Samples are collected on a bi-weekly basis on Thursday, with results posted on our website and www.theswimguide.org on Friday. Beaches marked with a green icon have passed health safety standards, while those marked with a red icon have failed. A recreational area is marked green for pass if we find less than 235 E.coli colonies or less than 104 enterococci colonies in a 100 mL sample of water. Sites are marked red for fail if we find >235 E.coli colonies/100mL or >104 enterococci colonies/100mL.

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