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BEACH NEWS (06/28/2022)
Due to a safety hazard caused by a recent storm, the raft at B.B. Clarke has been removed. We hope to have this repaired and reinstalled soon. 

NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY
Due to limited staffing resources, we are unable to provide lifeguards at the beaches for this season. We apologize for this reduction in service. Beaches are cleaned several times each week and remain open when PHMDC's water quality testing is acceptable.

WATER QUALITY
Water quality testing is performed Memorial Day through Labor Day by Public Health Madison & Dane County. Results are posted on this page with "OK" or "CLOSED." If CLOSED, the beach area and park remain open but the water is closed for swimming. Please do not go in the water.  

RESTROOMS
Due to limited staffing resources, most beach restrooms remain closed. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this causes. Nearby restrooms at Vilas and Tenney are located at the shelter. The new shelter design at Esther and Warner beaches allow for the restrooms to be open daily approx. 10am to 8pm. See RESTROOMS to view other open locations.  

RULES
Before your beach visit, please read the RULES


  • B.B. Clarke Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 835 Spaight St.
    Restroom: No
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Street Parking
    Amenities: Diving Float, Playground

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    B.B. Clarke Beach Details
  • Bernie's Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 901 Gilson St.
    Restroom: No
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Street Parking
    Amenities: Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Bernie's Beach Details
  • Brittingham Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 701 W. Brittingham Pl.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Canoe/Kayak Rental, Concessions, Picnic Tables, Playground

    Swim Ropes: No
    Lifeguard: No

    Brittingham Beach Details
  • Esther Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 2802 Waunona Way
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Esther Beach Details
  • James Madison Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 614 E. Gorham St.
    Restroom: No
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Street Parking
    Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    James Madison Beach Details
  • Marshall Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 2101 Allen Blvd.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Rental, Concessions, Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: No
    Lifeguard: No

    Marshall Beach Details
  • Olbrich Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 3527 Atwood Avenue
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Rental, Concessions, Picnic Tables, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Olbrich Beach Details
  • Olin Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1156 Olin-Turville Ct.
    Restroom: No
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: No
    Lifeguard: No

    Olin Beach Details
  • Spring Harbor Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1918 Norman Way
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Spring Harbor Beach Details
  • Tenney Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1330 Sherman Ave.
    Restroom: No
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Tenney Beach Details
  • Vilas Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1501 Vilas Park Dr.
    Restroom: No
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Vilas Beach Details
  • Warner Beach

    Public Health Water Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1101 Woodward Dr.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Warner Beach Details

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