Bernie's Beach

Bernie's Beach
Address: 901 Gilson St.
Park: Bernie's Beach Park
Public Health Testing: OK
Shoreline On: Monona Bay
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Street Parking
Amenities: Picnic Tables

Beach Details

07/06/2016 update: Bernie's Beach experienced damage from last night's storm. The exclosure sustained significant damage and will be removed. The beach will be closed through at least Friday, July 8.

Small neighborhood beach near Franklin Elementary School. Great views of downtown. A weed and algae 'boom' will be installed at this beach to help keep the water clean and clear for swimming.

Safety Information

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: Yes
  • Lifeguard Schedule: 06/10/2016 - 09/05/2016, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County

Public Health Madison - Dane County tested bacteria levels at the beaches on August 29, 2016. The results were acceptable. The shallow, near-shore water temperature was 78°F. Algae levels vary over time depending on waves and wind. Use common sense and avoid contact with algal blooms that you may observe. Do not let children or pets play in areas where blue-green algae blooms are evident.

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