Safe Swim Spots Map

At Horizons, we recognise the importance of being well informed and that is why every summer we monitor over 80 of these popular swim spots across the region, providing you with reliable information on the potential health risks in our waterways.

Each swim spot is tested for faecal indicator bacteria including E. coli for freshwater and Enterococci for coastal waters, as well as cyanobacteria, which is also known as potentially toxic algae. Each site is graded according to a traffic light system as recommended by the Ministry of Health.

The weekly results are published below on our interactive map on Horizons’ website, as well as on LAWA’s ‘Can I Swim Here?’ pages where you will also find more information about the facilities at each site, how the traffic light system works, as well as factsheets on coastal and freshwater monitoring, faecal indicators, and cyanobacteria.

A selection of our swim spots also have webcams. Check  to see if your local swimming site has one.