Beach Water Quality

At Hunter Water, we are committed to protecting the environment.  We work closely with the Office Environment and Heritage (OEH) to ensure the water quality of our beaches.

Hunter Water collects the data on which the star ratings are based. This beach report is published weekly by the OEH.  Learn more about the Beachwatch Program.

Beach water quality can be be affected by stormwater runoff after rain. Therefore it is best to avoid swimming next to drains or lagoon openings.

Star Ratings

Rating

Enterococci (cfu / 100ml) Category 

Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image ≤40 
Star imageStar imageStar image 41-200
Star imageStar image 201-500 
Star image >500 

Sample Day is 10 November 2017

Beach Name 

Sample Day Star Rating

Annual Beach Sustainability Grade

Zenith Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Box  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Fingal Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
One Mile  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Stockton Sth  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Nobbys  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Newcastle  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Bar Beach  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good    
Merewether  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Good
Burwood Nth Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Good
Burwood Sth  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Good
Glenrock  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Good     
Dudley  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Redhead  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Good
Blacksmiths  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good
Little Swansea  Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Good
Caves Beach Star imageStar imageStar imageStar image  Very Good