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

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<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 26 June 2019

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  51.4 mm (Ballina)

Swimming Site Site type Rating Stars
Lake Ainsworth East Lagoon/Lake no sample
Lake Ainsworth North Lagoon/Lake 3 ***
Lake Ainsworth South Lagoon/Lake 3 ***
Lake Ainsworth West Lagoon/Lake 3 ***
Lighthouse Beach Ocean beach no sample
Seven Mile Beach Ocean beach no sample

Shaws Bay East Estuarine no sample

Shaws Bay East Arm  Estuarine  no sample

Shaws Bay East Beach Estuarine no sample

Shaws Bay North Estuarine no sample

Shaws Bay West Estuarine no sample

Shelly Beach Ocean beach no sample

The Serpentine Estuarine no sample

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 10 October 2019

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 ****