Beach Advisory for October 14-18

Ha’ penny Beach on St. Croix

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of October 14-18, 2019. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
St. Croix
New Fort (Fort Louise Augusta)
Dorsch Beach
Stony Ground
Pelican Cove (Cormorant)
Protestant Cay
Cramer’s Park
Frederiksted Public Beach
Cane Bay
Gentle Winds
Chenay Bay
Ha’ penny
St. Thomas
Bolongo Bay
Brewers Bay
Vessup Bay
Lindbergh Bay
Frenchman’s Bay
Magens Bay
Secret Harbor
St. John
Cruz Bay
Frank Bay
Great Cruz Bay

The following beaches do not meet water quality standards because they exceed the established enterococci bacteria threshold and, therefore, are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing:
St. Croix
Grapetree Bay
St. Thomas
Coki Point
Hull Bay
Water Bay

Please Note: Samples were not collected at the following beaches:
Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix
Limetree on St. Thomas
Johnson Bay on St. John
Therefore, the water quality of these beaches is unknown.