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Ohio conducts a monitoring and notification program of selected public and semi-private beaches located along the Ohio/Lake Erie border. The purpose of beach monitoring is to test the water quality of the state’s swimming beach waters and to notify the public whenever bacteria levels present a potential health risk to those engaged in water activities. Beach Guard provides data on advisories as well as monitoring activity.

Select a county from the map below to see beach information for that county. Use the search box in the navigation bar at the top of the page to find a beach or water body by name.

If a beach has a water advisory posting it means the level of bad bacteria in the water has reached unsafe levels and could make you sick.

Advisories mean children, the elderly and those in ill health or weakened immune systems are advised not to swim.

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