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Current Beach Conditions

2019 Sampling Window

Monday, May 20 through Friday, August 20

The status of monitored beaches is based on beach water quality monitoring that occurs between May 20, 2019 through August 20, 2019. Although there may be similar issues occurring at other beaches, advisories are only issued for beaches that are actively being monitored within this sampling window. Limited resources make it difficult to get to all beach locations in any given year, or to monitor for an entire 12 months.

This monitoring data is used for recreational swimming and bathing purposes only. Read about shellfish harvesting below if you plan to harvest shellfish.

sign for issued advisory


When are advisories issued?
When test results indicate that marine water bacteria levels are at or above the beach action value (BAV) of 130 MPN, an advisory will be issued.
Look for this posted sign.

When are advisories lifted?
When marine water test results indicate that bacteria levels are below the BAV (130 MPN), the advisory will be lifted.
Look for this posted sign.

Check for Advisories

If there are current beach advisories, they will be listed below.

Check Conditions for:

Beach Monitoring Conditions Key

OPRD 
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: State Parks
OPEN
Swimming and bathing permitted
ADVISORY
Swimming and bathing not recommended at this time
SEWAGE
Sewage spill or major pollution event occurred.
No swimming or water contact activities.
NO
MONITORING
Beach is not currently monitored.
Beaches are monitored from May 20 to August 20, 2019.

North Coast Beaches

North Coast Oregon Beaches Map    County
 
 Beach Status
   Clatsop  Seaside Beach OPEN
OPRD State Park  Clatsop  Indian Beach NO MONITORING
   Clatsop  Cannon Beach OPEN
OPRD State Park  Clatsop  Tolovana Beach OPEN
OPRD State Park  Clatsop  Hug Point NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Tillamook  Short Sand (Oswald West) OPEN
   Tillamook  Rockaway Beach OPEN
   Tillamook  Twin Rocks OPEN
OPRD State Park  Tillamook  Oceanside NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Tillamook  Cape Kiwanda NO MONITORING
   Tillamook  Neskowin OPEN

Mid Coast Beaches

Mid Coast Beaches Map    County
 
 Beach Status
OPRD State Park  Lincoln  D River OPEN
OPRD State Park  Lincoln  Otter Rock NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Lincoln  Beverly Beach OPEN
OPRD State Park  Lincoln  Agate Beach OPEN
   Lincoln  Nye Beach OPEN
   Lincoln  Alsea River Bridge  NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Lincoln  Seal Rock OPEN
   Lane  Heceta Beach OPEN

South Coast Beaches

South Coast Oregon Beaches Map    County
 
 Beach Status
OPRD State Park  Douglas  Umpqua Beach NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Coos  Bastendorff Beach OPEN
OPRD State Park  Coos  Sunset Bay OPEN
OPRD State Park  Coos  Bandon Beach NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Curry  Battle Rock NO MONITORING
   Curry  Hubbard Creek Beach OPEN
OPRD State Park  Curry  Harris Beach OPEN
   Curry  Mill Beach OPEN
   Curry  Sporthaven NO MONITORING
OPRD State Park  Curry  Crissey Field NO MONITORING

Advisory Signage: What to Look For


When are advisories issued?

When test results indicate that bacteria levels are at or above the BAV (130 MPN), an advisory will be issued.

yes sign

 

When are advisories lifted?

When test results indicate that bacteria levels are below the BAV (130 MPN), the advisory will be lifted.

no sign

Shellfish Harvesting

shellfish

Shellfish - including clams, mussels, oysters, scallops and crab - can sometimes become contaminated with toxins that can make you sick. Always check the status of a beach where you plan to harvest shellfish.

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