Notification of Beach Closure: Pico and Donovans Beaches

Pico beach and Donovans beach are currently closed due to high test results.

All other beaches are open.

The Town of Winthrop conducts weekly tests of the water quality of 5 beaches in Winthrop for levels of Enterococci which is an indicator of fecal pollution and possible enteric pathogens. When the level exceeds 104 MPN (most probable number)/100 mL, the Town of Winthrop closes the beach. High levels are usually due to heavy rainfall and usually return to normal levels after a retest.

Please take precaution and temporarily refrain from swimming in closed beaches until levels return to safe conditions. Thank you for your cooperation.