Fecal Bacteria Has Reached Unsafe Levels On 33% Of Beaches In Maine

Most Mainers look forward to summer because it means the warm weather we’ve been working towards all winter. Beach trips are high on the list of fun activities, but we’ve recently been re-thinking that plan. If you’re been planning days at the beach for the rest of the summer you might want to stay on the shore? A recent report just revealed that the last few years have seen some pretty gross water conditions here.

The report, by Environment America Research and Policy Center is available to read here. It includes information on beaches across every state included in the sampling.

Most of the time Maine beaches are perfectly safe for swimming. To make the most of the summer, check out these 8 beautiful beaches!

What are your favorite Maine beaches? With such long winters are you still willing to risk the bacteria to enjoy the water? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!