Central Coast 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


Central Coast Council monitor 32 swimming sites on a weekly basis between October and April, and monthly from May to September.

*Sample day is 15 September 2021.  
Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 1.4 mm (Gosford)
Rainfall in the 72 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 17.6 mm (Gosford)

Sample day is 14 September 2021.  
Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 16.2 mm (Gosford)
Rainfall in the 72 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 16.2 mm (Gosford)

Swimming Site  Site type   Rating Stars 
Wamberal Lagoon Lagoon 4 ****
Wamberal Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Terrigal Lagoon Lagoon3 ***
Terrigal Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
North Avoca Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Avoca Lagoon (Bulbaring) Lagoon 4 ****
Avoca Beach Ocean beach 2 **
Copacabana Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Cockrone Lagoon Lagoon 4 ****
Davistown Baths Estuarine 4 ****
Yattalunga Baths Estuarine 4 ****
MacMasters Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Killcare Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Pretty Beach Baths* Estuarine 3 ***
Ocean Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Umina Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Pearl Beach Rockpool Ocean baths 3 ***
Woy Woy Baths Estuarine 4 ****

Sample day is 13 September 2021. 

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 0 mm (Norah Head)
Rainfall in the 72 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am): 0 mm (Norah Head)

 Swimming site Site type Rating Stars
Shelly Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Toowoon Bay Ocean beach 4 ****
The Entrance Ocean Baths Ocean baths 4 ****
The Entrance Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
North Entrance Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Canton Beach Lake/Lagoon 3 ***
Cabbage Tree Bay Rockpool Ocean baths 4 ****
Soldiers Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Lakes Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Lake Munmorah Baths Lake/Lagoon 3 ***
Summerland Point Baths Lake/Lagoon 4 **** 
Gwandalan Lake/Lagoon 4 ****
Chain Valley Bay Lake/Lagoon 4 ****
Mannering Park Baths Lake/Lagoon 4 ****