Swimmable Beaches

Public health officials use beach advisories and closings to let people know when the water may be unsafe for swimming and in-water recreation. The beaches located along Lake Michigan within the Area of Concern boundary close periodically due to high E. coli counts, which indicate a possible health-risk to those recreating in the water. The following beaches are included in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern work:

  • South Shore Beach
  • Bradford Beach
  • McKinley Beach
  • Bay View Beach (Best Management Practice recommendations only)

To address beach closings and recreational restrictions, a combination of beach improvement projects at South Shore, Mckinley, and Bradford Beaches and best management practices, which have been identified for listed project sites and Bay View Beach. To learn more check out the links below.

Partner Lead: Milwaukee County Parks

Outcome: Swimmable Beaches

More Information: Swimmable Beaches Fact Sheet; South Shore FAQ, South Shore Virtual Tour