BEACH Program

2016 BEACH Program Report

Kitsap County

Twelve beaches in Kitsap County were monitored weekly from May 24 through August 30, 2016. Results are presented in the following table. Details on each beach are presented in the text below.

Bacteria Results Compared to Standards Geometric Mean 90th Percentile
EPA Swimming Standard ≤ 35 ≤ 276
Arness County Park 12 22
Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park 12 22
Evergreen Park 10 12
Fay Bainbridge Park 13 59
Illahee State Park 12 23
Indianola Dock 14 38
Joel Pritchard Park 10 11
Lions Field 12 22
Point No Point Lighthouse Park 12 40
Pomeroy Park - Manchester Beach 19 77
Scenic Beach State Park 10 11
Silverdale Waterfront Park 10 14

Arness County Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Arness County Park beach had very good water quality. This beach met the swimming standards for all periods sampled.

Evergreen Park Beach

Evergreen Park Beach

Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park beach had very good water quality. This beach met the swimming standards for all periods sampled.


Evergreen Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, this beach had very good water quality and met the swimming standard during all periods sampled.

Due to combined sewer overflows in Port Washington Narrows during heavy rains, this beach had advisories to swimming issued on the following dates: January 21-27 and March 10-13.

On August 3, 2016, BEACH Program staff conducted a shoreline survey at this beach.


Fay Bainbridge Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Fay Bainbridge Park beach had good water quality. On June 13th, sampling results were in the closure range, but subsequent sampling showed that bacteria levels had dropped into the safe swimming range. The beach met the swimming standards for all other periods sampled.


Illahee State Park Beach

Illahee State Park Beach

Illahee State Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Illahee State Park beach had very good water quality. This beach met the swimming standard for all periods sampled.

On August 3, 2016 BEACH Program staff conducted a shoreline survey at this beach.


Indianola Dock Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Indianola Dock beach had good water quality. On June 13th, sampling results were in the advisory range, but subsequent sampling showed bacteria levels dropped back into the safe swimming range. This beach met the swimming standard during all other periods sampled.


Joel Pritchard Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Joel Pritchard Park beach had excellent water quality. This beach met the swimming standards during all periods sampled.



Lions Field Beach

Lions Field Beach

Lions Field Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Lions Field beach had excellent water quality. This beach met the swimming standard during all periods sampled.

Due to combined sewer overflows in Port Washington Narrows during heavy rains, this beach was closed to swimming on January 21-27, 2016 and March 10-13, 2016.


Point No Point Lighthouse Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Point No Point Lighthouse Park beach had good water quality. On May 24th, sampling results were in the closure range, but subsequent sampling showed that bacteria levels had dropped into the safe swimming range. This beach met the swimming standard during all other periods sampled.


Pomeroy Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Pomeroy Park beach had two sampling events with high bacteria levels. On August 8th, results were in the closure range, and on August 22nd, results were in the advisory range. Subsequent sampling after each of these event showed that bacteria levels had dropped into the safe swimming range so no closure or advisory was issued.

Pomeroy Beach

Pomeroy Beach


Scenic Beach State Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Scenic Beach State Park beach had excellent water quality. This beach met swimming standards during all periods sampled.


Silverdale Waterfront Park Beach

During the 2016 swim season, Silverdale Waterfront Park beach had excellent water quality. This beach met swimming standards during all periods sampled.

This beach was closed to swimming due to a sewage spill on August 29-September 2, 2016.

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