Welcome to the Maine Healthy Beaches Portal

Beach Monitoring Season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day

This is a public resource provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for Maine's coastal beach monitoring results and advisories and closures. Learn more about the MHB Program.

Maine's Beach Action Value (BAV or safety threshold) for Enterococcus bacteria in marine waters is 104 MPN/100mL. MHB recommends posting an Elevated Bacteria Advisory when results are ≥ BAV. Posting decisions are made by participating Management Entities, which are the towns, parks, or associations responsible for managing the beach.