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Bernie's Beach

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

Beach Details

Small neighborhood beach near Franklin Elementary School. Great views of downtown. A weed and algae 'boom' at the location helps to keep the water clean and clear for swimming.


Safety Information

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: Yes
  • Lifeguard Schedule: Saturday, Sunday, 11:00am - 7:00pm, 08/07/2021 - 08/29/2021
    Schedule Exceptions: NO lifeguard 08/21/2021
Public Health Madison & Dane County

Regular beach season has ended. People may swim at their own risk. Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) may be present and their levels can change depending on the waves and wind. Always take a look at water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algae blooms.

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