Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted the beach water contact advisory for Gulfport Harbor Beach. Water samples at this station shows the area has reached acceptable bacteria levels. There are no beach water contact advisories in effect.

The advisory has been lifted for:

  • Gulfport Harbor Beach — the previously affected area is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave. (Station 9)

Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming should not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available here.

To be included in a public group list to receive beach advisories directly, fill out a contact form, or text “MDEQbeach” to (833)259-4545, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.