Is it safe to swim?

Make sure it’s safe to swim before entering the water. Here are a few easy ways you can check to help you decide where and when to swim.

Our program has been monitoring beach water quality for over 25 years, and our results have shown it is improving, however, from time to time, beach water quality can still be impacted by pollution, making it unsafe for swimming.

Check our beach pollution forecast

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Check the weather

If it has rained during the last few days, the water may be polluted by stormwater.

It’s recommended that you avoid swimming during and at least one day after heavy rain at ocean beaches, and for up to three days at estuarine swimming areas.

Look for signs of pollution or dangerous conditions