Gulf Shores Public Beach, Alabama from 35 Beaches in the U.S. with the Cleanest Water for Swimming

35 Beaches in the U.S. with the Cleanest Water for Swimming

Gulf Shores Public Beach, Alabama

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 2%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Gulf State Park Pavilion, Alabama

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 2%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Dauphin Island Public Beach, Alabama

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Newport Beach, 38th Street, California

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 1.2%
2011: 2%
2010: 0%
2009: 2%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Dewey Beach-Swedes, Delaware

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Bowman's Beach, Florida

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 1.9%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Coquina Beach South, Florida

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Fort Desoto North Beach, Florida

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Tybee Island North, Georgia

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 1.9%
2010: 0%
2009: 1.9%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Hapuna Beach St. Rec Area, Hawaii

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Po'ipu Beach Co. Park, Hawaii

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 1.2%
2010: 1.3%
2009: 1.1%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Wailea Beach Park, Hawaii

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 1.6%
2012: 0%
2011: 1.5%
2010: 0%
2009: 1.3%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Singing Beach, Massachusetts

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Point Lookout State Park, Maryland

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Assateague State Park, Maryland

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Hampton Beach State Park, New Hampshire

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0.6%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Wallis Sands Beach at Wallis Road, New Hampshire

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 1.2%
2011: 0%
2010: 1%
2009: 0.8%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Wallis Sands State Park, New Hampshire

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 1.2%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Washington (Margate) Beach, New Jersey

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

40th Street (Avalon) Beach, New Jersey

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

40th Street (Sea Isle City) Beach, New Jersey

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Stone Harbor at 96th Street Beach, New Jersey

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Upper Township at Webster Road, New Jersey

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Wildwood Crest at Orchard, New Jersey

flickr_Jim-the-Photographer

% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Broadway (Pt. Pleasant Beach), New Jersey

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Long Beach City, New York

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Beach at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council


Ocean Pier at Main Street and Sunset Blvd, North Carolina

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Ocean Pier at Ocean Blvd and Crews Ave in Topsail Beach, North Carolina

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Ocean Pier at Salisbury Street in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council


Virginia Beach at 28th Street, Virginia

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Virginia Beach at 45th Street, Virginia

flickr_SharonLynn

% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Back Bay Beach, Virginia

flickr_Mrs.-Gemstone

% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Virgina Beach, Little Island Beach North, Virginia

flickr_Amber-Karnes

% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Westhaven State Park, South Jetty, Washington

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% of water quality samples that failed EPA health-protective standard

2013: 0%
2012: 0%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%

NB: The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a tougher standard, the Beach Action Value (BAV), in 2013.

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

35 Beaches in the U.S. with the Cleanest Water for Swimming