Swimming advisories lifted for two Ocean View beaches

NORFOLK, Va. – As of Wednesday, the swimming advisories for Sarah Constant Beach at 300 W. Ocean View Avenue and Captain’s Quarters Park at 800 Little Bay Avenue are no longer in effect.

The advisories were issued Tuesday after samples taken showed bacteria results exceeded safe levels.

Recreational waters are checked during the summer months for high levels of bacteria.

Indicator organisms like enterococci are monitored and when they are too high, a sign is posted at the beach.

Enterococci are a group of organisms used to determine the amount of fecal contamination of recreation water. They do not cause illness but research shows when enterococci are present, other disease-causing organisms may be as well.