Check the Status of Your Favorite Beaches

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 Maryland’s beach season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Be sure to avoid swimming near storm drains along the beach and within 48 hours of a heavy rain event, or until the water clears.

Beach Alerts

Sign up for Beach Alerts:

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.


Maryland Healthy Beaches Conditions in the Palm of Your Hand!

The Maryland Healthy Beaches app is available for Android (Google Play) and iPhone (App Store).

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!