Bayfront Park-Brownies Beach testing exceeds bacteria standards

News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach/Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – May 15, 2019 – The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation announces Breezy Point Beach & Campground water bacteria levels exceed standards for recreational use. After the Calvert County Health Department conducted water testing, the facility was deemed a swim-at-your-own-risk location. The Department of Parks & Recreation has posted signs throughout the facility to make visitors aware of the bacteria levels and campers are being notified. The water will be retested today, May 15. Results will be available Friday, May 17.

The annual Breezy Point Beach Blast-Off event is still scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 4 p.m. until dark. Additional staff will be present at the event and orange fencing has been installed to help restrict water access.

For more information on Parks & Recreation programs, visit online or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2649. For updates on Parks & Recreation services, park availability, field closures and more visit Parks & Recreation at www.Facebook.com/CalvertCountyParks.


The Town of Chesapeake Beach has been notified by the Calvert County Health Department that water samples at Bayfront Park – Brownies Beach are higher than allowable for swimming. 

Swim advisories will be in place until the next scheduled sampling on Wednesday May 22, 2019.