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

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<41

Good

* * *

41–200

Fair

* *

201–500

Poor

*

>500

Bad


Hunter Water Corporation monitor 4 swimming sites in the Port Stephens Council area.  Samples are collected every sixth day throughout the year.

Sample date is 11 December 2018

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  1.4 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 ****

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

Sample date is 10 December 2018

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

Swimming site Site type Rating Stars
Bagnalls Beach Estuarine 4 ****
Birubi Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Dutchmans Bay Estuarine 3 ***
Georges Reserve Estuarine 4 ****
Karuah Tidal Pool  Estuarine  **** 
Lemon Tree Passage Tidal Pool  Estuarine  4 **** 
Little Beach  Estuarine **** 

 

Hunter Water Corporation monitor 7 swimming sites in the Newcastle City Council area.  Samples are collected every sixth day throughout the year.

Sample date is 11 December 2018

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  1.4 mm (Newcastle) 

Swimming site Site type Rating Stars
South Stockton Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Nobbys 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 ****

Hunter Water Corporation monitor 6 swimming sites in the Lake Macquarie Council area.  Samples are collected every sixth day throughout the year.

Sample date is 11 December 2018

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  1.4 mm (Newcastle) 

 Swimming Site  Site type   Rating Stars 
Glenrock Lagoon Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Dudley Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Redhead Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Blacksmiths Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Swansea Heads Little Beach

Ocean beach

3

***

Caves Beach

Ocean beach

4

****