Number of BEACH Act Beaches Reported


Number of total and monitored coastal and Great Lake BEACH Act Beaches by state/territory/tribe
   
   
5,079 BEACH Act Beaches*
2,985 Monitored Beaches

   
Totals    
Total JurisdictionsTotal BeachesMonitoredNot MonitoredTier 4 (B)**Beach Length (Mi)
395079298591111644526.77
   

(Note: The list contains the most recent information reported to EPA by coastal and Great Lakes states, territories, and eligible tribes. The counts include private beaches but does NOT include historical beaches. Check EPA’s Beach Advisory and Closing On-line Notification (BEACON) system where prior year data and further details about each beach can be found.)

Report Settings

Jurisdiction : States
JurisdictionAscendingTotal BeachesMonitoredNot MonitoredTier 4 (B)**Beach Length (Mi)
ALABAMA24240028.29
ALASKA197150163345.22
CALIFORNIA23323300357.47
CONNECTICUT73730015.44
DELAWARE16160017.17
FLORIDA5662581307888.7
GEORGIA4228140122.45
HAWAII4041222820301.89
ILLINOIS47461014.78
INDIANA23230022.01
LOUISIANA24230121.71
MAINE71630831.63
MARYLAND1100.19
MASSACHUSETTS55955900151.07
MICHIGAN5761893870430.37
MINNESOTA793853657.74
MISSISSIPPI21210034.5
NEW HAMPSHIRE1616008.75
NEW JERSEY3922081831139.33
NEW YORK365351140123.96
NORTH CAROLINA44004.14
OHIO56524039.44
OREGON8817170220.3
PENNSYLVANIA139133.12
RHODE ISLAND71670425.81
SOUTH CAROLINA21210090.95
TEXAS727200185.31
VIRGINIA46460036.34
WASHINGTON556625489565.72
WISCONSIN18910377953.35
Jurisdiction : Territories
JurisdictionTotal BeachesMonitoredNot MonitoredTier 4 (B)**Beach Length (Mi)
AMERICAN SAMOA48480097.9
GUAM31310014.76
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS30300014.67
PUERTO RICO35350016.72
VIRGIN ISLANDS4343002.87
Jurisdiction : Tribes
JurisdictionTotal BeachesMonitoredNot MonitoredTier 4 (B)**Beach Length (Mi)
BAD RIVER BAND15150024.57
GRAND PORTAGE1312011.85
MAKAH1356214.71
SWINOMISH TRIBE66001.56
   


*BEACH Act Beaches include “Program Beaches” part (A) and “non-program beaches” part (B).

**CWA SEC. 406 ”(g) LIST OF WATERS.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Beginning not later than 18 months after the date of publication of performance criteria under subsection (a), based on information made available to the Administrator, the Administrator shall identify, and maintain a list of, discrete coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access that are used by the public that— ‘‘(A) specifies any waters described in this paragraph that are subject to a monitoring and notification program consistent with the performance criteria established under subsection (a); and ‘‘(B) specifies any waters described in this paragraph for which there is no monitoring and notification program (including waters for which fiscal constraints will prevent the State or the Administrator from performing monitoring and notification consistent with the performance criteria established under subsection (a)).

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