Our science team monitors the water at popular swim spots over summer so you can check if it's safe to swim where you like to go. Our results go to the national LAWA.org.nz website so you can see if it's 'good to go' wherever you are in NZ.
Every Monday we check 34 beach and river sites all over Hawke's Bay, updating the results mid-week. This happens from 1 November until 31 March.
On this page you can find whether it's recommended to swim at the more popular spots in Hawke's Bay. For more detailed information about each site, or to find other sites in Hawke's Bay, head over to LAWA using the link below where you'll find full results on where it's safe to swim and the facilities at each site.
Heavy rain flushes contaminants from urban and rural land into waterways and we advise you not to swim for 2 – 3 days after heavy or prolonged rain – even at sites that generally have good water quality. Check that the water is clean and clear before taking a dip too.
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