The Essex Board of Health samples and tests the bathing waters in our community throughout the bathing season.
Sampling starts before Memorial Day weekend and continues until Labor Day weekend.
Results for beaches in Essex are posted on this site as received throughout the season, under the "2001 - Present Sampling Information" link.
You can also check current and past water quality at all marine (saltwater) beaches throughout the state by clicking on "MA Marine Beach Water Quality"
Centennial Grove Beach is tested weekly throughout the season.
Camp Menorah is tested prior to opening and throughout their camping season.
Due to Consistent low bacterial readings, Clammers and Front Beach had Sanitary Surveys performed. Based on the results of these surveys, the Essex Board of Health and MA Department of Public Health granted a variance which allows a sampling reduction to once every four weeks at these sites.