Hunter beaches weekly star ratings

Find out the star rating for your beach this week and how we decide how many stars to give.

How to read star ratings

Rating

Enterococci category
(colony forming units per 100ml)

Description

* * * *

<41

Good

* * *

41–200

Fair

* *

201–500

Poor

*

>500

Bad


Hunter water swimming sites

Hunter Water Corporation monitors 17 swimming sites in the Hunter region (covering the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas). Samples are collected every sixth day throughout the year.

Sample day is 17 October 2017

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 0 mm (Newcastle)

Swimming site Site type Rating Stars
Zenith Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Box Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Fingal Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
One Mile Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Stockton South Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Nobby Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Newcastle Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Bar Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Merewether Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Burwood North Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Burwood South Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Glenrock Lagoon Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Dudley Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Redhead Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Blacksmiths Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Little Swansea Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Caves Beach Ocean beach 4 ****

Port Stephens swimming sites

Port Stephens Council monitors 7 swimming sites on a weekly basis between October and April.

Sample day is 24 April 2017

Rainfall in the previous 72 hours prior to sampling (to 9:00am): 0 mm (Newcastle)

 Swimming site Site type Rating Stars
Bagnalls Beach Estuarine 4 ****
Birubi Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Dutchmans Bay Estuarine 4 ****
Georges Reserve Estuarine 4 ****
Karuah Tidal Pool Estuarine 4 ****
Lemon Tree Passage Tidal Pool Estuarine 4 ****
Little Beach Estuarine 4 ****


Lake Macquarie Council monitors 14 swimming sites on a weekly basis from November  to April.

Sample day is 28 March 2017

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  0 mm (Newcastle)

 Swimming Site  Site type   Rating Stars 
Arcadia Vale

Lagoon/lake  

4

****

Balcolyn

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Belmont

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Bolton Point

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Cams Wharf

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Catherine Hill Bay

Ocean beach

4

****

Croudace Bay

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Eleebana (Lion Park)

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Kilaben Bay

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Speers Point

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Sunshine

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Swansea

Lagoon/lake

3

***

Toronto

Lagoon/lake

4

****

Wangi Point (Van Park)

Lagoon/lake

4

****