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Beach season is designated from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Use the interactive map below to find the current conditions at your favorite beaches. To always stay informed, download our new smartphone app or sign up for one of our text or email alerts.

Data is available during Marylandís beach season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Beach Alerts

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Click on any map pin to see current conditions and select Email or Text Message to sign up for updates.
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Open (blue)


Advisory (yellow)

Results for water quality samples collected from this area do not meet the State and Federal water quality criteria.


Closed (red)


Algae Bloom (orange)

This beach area may not be suitable for swimming due to the presence of potentially toxic algae. Please contact the local health department for more information.


No Data (white)

No Sampling Data Available.

• Updates to notifications are posted as necessary.

• Avoid swimming for two days following a heavy rain event.

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The Maryland Healthy Beaches app is now available for Android (Google Play) and iPhone (App Store). Just click on the appropriate link below for your phone.

Wherever you are, whenever you go, up-to-date beach information is just a few taps away with the free Maryland Healthy Beaches app – now available for Android and iOS.

Download it Now and Enjoy the Summer!

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