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Current Beach Conditions

The status of monitored beaches is based on beach water quality monitoring that occurs between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September. 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.

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NOTE: 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 bacteria levels are at or above the standard
(158 cfu/100ml marine water), an advisory will be issued.
Look for this posted sign.

When are advisories lifted?
When test results indicate that bacteria levels are below the standard
(158 cfu/100ml marine water), the advisory will be lifted.
Look for this posted sign.

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 Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 


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 NO MONITORING


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 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 standard (158 cfu/100ml marine water), an advisory will be issued.

yes sign

 

When are advisories lifted?

When test results indicate that bacteria levels are below the standard (158 cfu/100ml marine water), the advisory will be LIFTED.

no sign

 


Shellfish Harvesting

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) jointly issue shellfish safety closures to protect recreational shellfish harvesters from consuming clams or mussels contaminated with harmful biotoxins.