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Beach Swimming Guide

 

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To swim or not to swim? Use the 2017 guide below to check whether the water at your favorite Anne Arundel County beach meets acceptable bacteria-level standards for swimmers as determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of the Environment and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. Due to bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms that are contained in natural bodies of water, there is some risk from swimming in them.

Preemptive Rainfall Advisory: After rainfall of 1/2 inch or more, all Anne Arundel County beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for at least 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks. Do not swim in cloudy, murky water. During the summer swim season, the Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program will resume its routine sampling following the 48-hour period.

WARNING:The Department of Health warns against swimming to any individual who has an ear infection, a perforated eardrum, open cuts, scratches or skin lesions, or a compromised immune system. Do not swim in water areas where there is a fish kill or where there are any dead animals.

Chesapeake Bay | Magothy River | Patapsco River | Rhode River | Severn River | South River | Stoney Creek | Weems Creek | West River

 

Chesapeake Bay

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Arundel on the Bay: Special description

Bay Ridge at Bay Drive: Our spanish descripton

Bay Ridge at Lake Ogleton: Our spanish descripton

Bay Ridge at River Drive: Our spanish descripton

Beverly Beach: Our spanish descripton

Cape St. Claire at Persimmon Point: Our spanish descripton

Cedarhurst on the Bay: Our spanish descripton

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Our spanish descripton

Fairhaven: Our spanish descripton

Franklin Manor: Our spanish descripton

Herrington Harbor South: Our spanish descripton

Highland Beach: Our spanish descripton

Oyster Harbor: Our spanish descripton

Sandy Point (East Beach): Our spanish descripton

Sandy Point (Middle Beach): Our spanish descripton

Sandy Point (South Beach): Our spanish descripton

Saunders Point: Our spanish descripton

 

Magothy River

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Bayberry: Our spanish descripton

Camp Whipporwhill: Our spanish descripton

Cape Arthur: Our spanish descripton

Cape St. Claire at Lake Claire: Our spanish descripton

Hunters Harbor: Our spanish descripton

Magothy Manor: Our spanish descripton

Moorings on the Magothy: Our spanish descripton

Mountain Point at Gibson Island: Our spanish descripton

North Shore: Our spanish descripton

Shore Acres: Our spanish descripton

Sylvan View: Our spanish descripton

Tar Cove at Sillery Bay: Our spanish descripton

Twin Harbors: Our spanish descripton

Upper Magothy Beach: Our spanish descripton

 

Patapsco River

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Atlantic Marina Resort: Our spanish descripton

Bayside Beach: Our spanish descripton

Ft. Smallwood Park: Our spanish descripton

Venice On The Bay: Our spanish descripton

 

Rhode River

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Camp Wabanna: Our spanish descripton

Ponder Cove: Our spanish descripton

YMCA Camp Letts: Our spanish descripton

 

Severn River

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Annapolis Sailing: Our spanish descripton

Arden on the Severn at Oakview: Our spanish descripton

Arden on the Severn at Pullen: Our spanish descripton

Arden on the Severn at Shore End: Our spanish descripton

Arden on the Severn at Valentine Creek: Our spanish descripton

Carrollton Manor on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

Colchester on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

Epping Forest: Our spanish descripton

Herald Harbor: Our spanish descripton

Hollywood on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

Linstead on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

Olde Severna Park: Our spanish descripton

Palisades on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

Pines on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

Round Bay Main Beach: Our spanish descripton

Round Bay at Round Bay Road: Our spanish descripton

Sherwood Forest Beach: Our spanish descripton

Sherwood Forest Pier: Our spanish descripton

West Severna Park: Our spanish descripton

Whitneys Landing: Our spanish descripton

Winchester on the Severn: Our spanish descripton

 

South River

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Cape St. John: Our spanish descripton

Chestnut Hills: Our spanish descripton

Edgewater Beach Sunny Section: Our spanish descripton

Glebe Heights: Our spanish descripton

Glen Isle: Our spanish descripton

Hillsmere Shores: Our spanish descripton

Loch Haven Beach: Our spanish descripton

Londontown at Arundel: Our spanish descripton

Londontown at Delmar: Our spanish descripton

Londontown at Highland: Our spanish descripton

Londontown at Midland: Our spanish descripton

Londontown at Silver Run: Our spanish descripton

Mayo Beach Park: Our spanish descripton

Selby on the Bay: Our spanish descripton

South River Heights: Our spanish descripton

Turkey Point at Selby Bay: Our spanish descripton

 

Stoney Creek

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Elizabeths Landing: Our spanish descripton

Sunset Beach: Our spanish descripton

 

Weems Creek

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Admiral Heights: Our spanish descripton

 

West River

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Avalon Shores: Our spanish descripton

West River Methodist Camp: Our spanish descripton

Westlee: Our spanish descripton