Scituate: Lighthouse Beach Re-Opened To Swimming

Credit: Google Maps

Credit: Google Maps

Lighthouse Beach in Scituate is re-opened to swimming.

Town officials announced the opening on Friday saying the decision was made after water testing results came in.

Beach operators must sample bathing water at all public beaches for bacteria each week, in accordance with regulations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

As part of that regulation, beach sampling is conducted weekly during the swim season, which is between the third week of June and Labor Day, using the Enterococcus indicator organism.

The maximum contaminant level is 104 Enterococci/100 mL of ocean water and if exceeds that, the beach must be closed to swimming after two consecutive unsatisfactory samples have been collected or if sampling cannot occur on the day following a single elevated level is detected.

Humarock, Peggotty, Sand Hills, Egypt, Lighthouse and Minot were also tested during this process. 

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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.