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.
Sampling results for Essex beaches are posted weekly during the season, as available. Centennial Grove Beach is tested weekly; Camp Menorah is tested prior to opening, and then weekly during their camping season. Both Clammer's Beach and Front Beach had Sanitary Surveys performed. Based on the results of these surveys, as well as consistently low bacterial readings, both the Essex Board of Health and the MA Department of Public Health granted variances which allow a sampling reduction to once every four weeks at these sites.
More information on state-wide marine beach testing can be found by clicking on the link above, "MA Marine Beach Water Quality."