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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.


sign for beach monitoring, no advisory

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.

Beach 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 Park
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. The 2019 sampling window is 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 ADVISORY
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.

Beach Advisory sign 

 

When are advisories lifted?

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

Beach monitoring 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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