North 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


Ballina Shire Council monitor 13 swimming sites.  The 3 ocean beaches and The Serpentine are sampled weekly from November to February, and Lake Ainsworth and Shaws Bay are sampled weekly throughout the year.

Sample day is 17 December 2018

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  1.6 mm (Ballina)

Swimming Site Site type Rating Stars
Lake Ainsworth East Lagoon/Lake 3 ***
Lake Ainsworth North Lagoon/Lake 4 ****
Lake Ainsworth South Lagoon/Lake 4 ****
Lake Ainsworth West Lagoon/Lake 4 ****
Lighthouse Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Seven Mile Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Shaws Bay East Estuarine 4 ****
Shaws Bay East Arm  Estuarine  4 **** 
Shaws Bay East Beach Estuarine 4 **** 
Shaws Bay North Estuarine 4 ****
Shaws Bay West Estuarine 4 ****
Shelly Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
The Serpentine Estuarine 4 ****

Richmond Valley Council monitor 5 swimming sites.  The 3 ocean beaches and Elms Street Bridge North are sampled weekly from October to March, and Evans River is sampled weekly throughout the year.

Sample day is 11 December 2018

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

 Swimming site Site type  Rating  Stars 
Airforce Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Main Beach Ocean beach 4
****
Shark Bay Ocean beach 4
****

Evans River

Estuarine 4 ****
Elms St Bridge North Estuarine  4
****