Beach Condition

Current Beach Conditions - The water quality is posted daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Beach Water Condition Temp Sample Date
 Alford Park Good 68 08/29/16
 Eichelman Beach Good 70 08/30/16
 Pennoyer Park Good 69 08/29/16
 Simmons Island Park Good 71 08/30/16
 Southport Park Good 66 08/29/16
 Silver Lake Good   08/31/16
 Old Settlers Good   08/31/16
 Hoag Park Good   08/31/16
 PHLA Good   08/31/16
 Lily Lake Good   08/31/16
 North Shore Association Good 08/31/16
 Carroll/Lakeshore Drive Good 55.2 08/25/16
 Lakeshore  Good 66 08/29/16
 Lance Park Good   08/04/16
 Musial Beach Good   08/02/16
 Sunset Beach Good   08/02/16
 Lucille Good   08/02/16

For additional information on Kenosha Beaches visit Beach Information.

Testing the Lake Michigan Beaches in Kenosha
The City Parks Department collects the samples. The Kenosha County Division of Health is responsible for testing the beaches and informing the City Parks Department daily of bacteria counts so that they can post the appropriate signage for beach advisories. The water quality is posted daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Beaches That are Tested


Alford, Pennoyer, Simmons, Eichelman, and Southport beaches are tested regularly. Because there is no lifeguard duty at Kenosha's Lake Michigan coastal beaches, swimmers enter the water at anytime at their own risk.



Testing Frequency


Simmons and Eichelman beaches are considered medium priority beaches and are tested twice weekly. Ranked as low priority beaches, Alford, Pennoyer, and Southport are tested once weekly. If the water is contaminated at any of the beaches, those beaches are tested daily until the E. coli level returns to below the standard of 235 E. coli/100 ml of sample. 8