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The Swim Guide is a FREE app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android that makes it easy to explore and enjoy the best beaches in these areas — Alabama, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Charleston SC, Connecticut, Florida, the Great Lakes, Greater Boston MA, Maryland/Chesapeake Bay, New York, the Ottawa River region, parts of Oregon & Washington states, Saskatchewan, and the Shenandoah River Valley (VA, and West VA). New beaches added every week. New areas added weekly.

  • Find your closest beach using list, map, or search tools
  • Discover a wide variety of beaches, ranging from city parks to remote lakes ideal for camping
  • Identify at a glance which beaches are clean for swimming (Green) and which have water quality problems (Red) in real-time
  • Get walking, driving, or transit directions to the beach of your choice
  • Bookmark beaches for easy access
  • Invite your friends to join you at the beach using Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS text messaging
  • Report pollution or environmental concerns
  • The Swim Guide gives you original descriptions with photographs of over 1,500 different beaches so you can learn a bit of history and geography as you explore!

The Waterkeepers made the Swim Guide to help you enjoy, celebrate, and care for your local waterbody. The Swim Guide is funded entirely by donations from individuals (like you), foundations, and corporate partners. The Waterkeepers are especially thankful to the RBC Blue Water Project for supporting the earliest stages of this project.

Download the App Beach Finder