and Massachusetts Bay
Water Resources Authority
Boston Harbor Beaches
ABOUT BOSTON HARBOR BEACHES
Boston area beaches are managed by local municipalities or the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). MWRA assists DCR with bacterial testing of beaches in summer. Download
beach water quality data.
Daily updates on the bacterial water quality at beaches can be accessed
by calling DCR's telephone hotline
Printable fact sheets are available on the following Harbor beaches:
beach water quality data
Department of Public Health data for all Massachusetts coastal beaches.
Historical harbor beach data
See larger map with sampling locations