Hancock County, Mississippi

All Hancock County beaches are currently open
unless noted below.

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Hancock County Beaches Status Update:
> 11/11/2015 until further notice- WATER CONTACT ADVISORY as a result of probable high bacteria levels at the following location: the beach area including Hancock County station 03 ([EPA:MS594393] Waveland Beach near Vacation Lane, Waveland). The extent is from Oak Boulevard eastward to Favre Street. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the area.
MDEQ advises against swimming and other water contact in these waters until water samples show a consistent safe level for human contact. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the beach advisory will be lifted. Additionally, swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, will notify the agency when the area has returned to acceptable levels.

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Hancock County Sampling Station Location-Descriptions
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS447804] Lakeshore Beach   
 near Lakeshore Drive, Bay St. Louis

 30°14.778' N  89°25.487' W (added 3/29/2010)
(Tier II)
 [EPA:MS999656] Buccaneer State Park Beach   
 near State Park Road, Waveland

 30°15.651' N  89°24.204' W
(Tier II)
 [EPA:MS594393] Waveland Beach   < ADVISORY ]
 near Vacation Lane, Waveland

 30°16.641' N  89°22.416' W
(Tier I)
 [EPA:MS356172] Bay St. Louis Beach   
 near St. Charles Street, Bay St. Louis

 30°17.984' N  89°20.102' W
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