You May Not Want To Swim At These 34 New Jersey Beaches Due To A Dangerous Discovery

Over 30 beaches in New Jersey have just tested positive for high levels of harmful bacteria.

According to the state Department of Environmental Protection, weekly recreational beach water quality monitoring has shown that the water at multiple beaches is showing elevated levels of a bacteria called Enterococci. This bacteria is normally found in animal and human waste. After routine testing was performed at over 210 sites this past week, officials reported that 31 beaches are to be placed under advisory and four are to be closed until further notice.

At the time of publication, four Ocean County beaches have been closed to the public due to unsafe levels of bacteria.

  • Beachwood Beach West, Beachwood Borough
  • Summit Beach, Island Heights Borough
  • West Beach Avon Road, Pine Beach Borough
  • Jennifer Beach, Stafford Township

 

The beaches below have received an advisory notice. This means that the public should be aware that swimming at these places may expose you to bacteria levels that are higher than the accepted state standard.

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Atlantic City

  • Beach (Ocean): Bartram: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): Missouri: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): North Carolina: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean):Pennsylvania: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean):Montgomery Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): Georgia: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean):Annapolis Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

Somers Point City

  • Beach (Bay): New Jersey Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

Ventnor City

  • Beach (Ocean):Washington: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): Dorset: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): Austin Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): New Haven: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

 

CAPE MAY COUNTY

  • North Wildwood City: Beach (Ocean): 2nd & JFK: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.
  • Ocean City: Beach (Ocean): Surf: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): Park: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): North: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY

  • Deal Borough: Beach (Ocean):Hathaway Avenue Beach: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.
  • Beach (Ocean): Philips Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Highlands Borough: Beach (Bay): Miller Beach: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

 

Long Branch City

  • Beach (Ocean): North Bath: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): South Bath: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

 

Middletown Township

  • Beach (Bay): Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Sea Bright Borough: Beach (Ocean): Rumson Rd: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Sea Girt Borough: Beach (Ocean): New York Blvd: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Spring Lake Borough: Beach (Ocean): York Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

 

OCEAN COUNTY

  • Ocean Gate Borough: Beach (River): Wildwood: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Point Pleasant Beach Borough: Beach (Ocean):Maryland: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Point Pleasant Borough: Beach (River): River: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Stafford Township: Beach (Bay): Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Toms River Township: Beach (Ocean): 4th Ave: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard
  • Beach (Ocean): North Beach: Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard

 

Please note that water quality testing is ongoing and that advisories may change or be removed after further weekly testing. Click here for updated information about closures and advisories.