City of Deephaven

Two Square Miles of Tranquility
 

Beaches and Lifeguards

Fun at the Beach!

Deephaven has six public beaches for summer fun. One of Deephaven’ s chief attractions is Lake Minnetonka with its three deep-cut bays bordering the city. The points and peninsulas overlooking the lake provide some of the City’s most beautiful views, and the lake furnishes endless opportunities for year‐round recreational activities.

Water Testing for Your Protection

There are times when the beaches need to be closed due to contamination and Hennepin County Public Health Department has a program that samples and analyzes the water at 31 public swimming beaches to make sure it is safe for swimming. Several beaches in Deephaven are part of that program. 

Hennepin County collects water samples at Linwood, Sandy, Rocky, Nocomo, Deephaven Main, and Robinson’s Bay beaches weekly during the summer period of May 29, 2017 - August 28, 2017 [Hennepin County has the authority to close contaminated beaches.] The water samples are tested most Mondays unless there is a scheduled holiday. Samples are collected in the morning and sent to an outside laboratory for Escherichia coli – an indicator organism. This organism is not harmful, but it indicates that the water has a high probability of contamination by human or animal waste that may contain pathogenic organisms. Samples are required to undergo an 18 hour incubation period.  A high result would exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended water quality standards for a single sample:

                          Escherichia coli colonies from the last five samples shall not exceed a 
                         geometric mean of 126/100mL, nor shall any one sample exceed 
                         235 colonies/100mL.

Above these standards, beach water may pose a health threat to individuals coming into contact with the water. If they are above the standards, the beaches will be closed due to high levels of bacterial contamination and resample the following day. If the results are beyond the acceptable limit, the County make every effort to inform the City of the test results as soon as possible and the City's Public Works Department will post signs indicating that the beach is closed.

The following website features an interactive map for beachgoers to reference for recent closures or reopenings. Check the following link for regular updates: www.hennepin.us/beaches 

City Contact: Teresa Pendleton
Phone: 952-474-4755

DEEPHAVEN BEACHES

To see a map of the beaches in the City of Deephaven, please click on the following link:

 

Deephaven Main Beach
The largest of all of the Deephaven beaches, the Deephaven Main Beach is the most versatile, with numerous recreational areas.

The entire beach and recreational area have been updated to give the Deephaven Community and the  surrounding neighborhood a recreational area that can be used to its maximum potential during the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Facilities

  • Supervised swimming beach
  • Tennis court with "Sport Court" surface for multi-use functions
  • Canoe racks
  • Trail access
  • Picnic area
  • Swings

Limited off-street parking with permit


Linwood Beach

Facilities

Small, unsupervised swimming beach

Limited on-street parking with permit

This Beach is "H" on our legend. To see where this beach is on our map of Deephaven, just click this link  PARKS_BEACHES TRAILS MAP 


Nocomo Beach

Facilities
Nocomo Beach is used by the Walden neighborhood as a small, unsupervised beach.

Small, unsupervised swimming beach

Limited on-street parking with permit

This Beach is "I" on our legend. To see where this beach is on our map of Deephaven, just click this link  
PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP


Robinson's Bay Beach

Facilities

Small, supervised swimming beach with lifeguard

Limited on-street parking with permit

This Beach is "J" on our legend. To see where this beach is on our map of Deephaven, just click this link  PARKS_BEACHES__TRAILS MAP 


Rocky Beach

Facilities

Small, unsupervised swimming beach

Limited on-street parking with permit

This Beach is "K" on our legend. To see where this beach is on our map of Deephaven, just click this link  PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 


Sandy Beach

Facilities

Small, supervised swimming beach with lifeguard

Limited on-street parking with permit

This Beach is "L" on our legend. To see where this beach is on our map of Deephaven, just click this link PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 


Lifeguards

There will be no lifeguards on duty after the beaches close for the season. Swim at your own risk.

Lifeguards are on duty over the Summer at the following beaches, if not listed, please call city hall for exact dates and times as these change year to year, from early June through the middle or end of August.

Deephaven Beach – Lifeguards on-duty from Noon to 7:00 p.m., off street parking available.

Robinson’s Bay Beach – Lifeguards on-duty from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., off street parking available.

Sandy Beach – Lifeguards on-duty from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on street parking only.

Rocky Beach – No lifeguards on-duty, limited off street parking available.

Nocomo Beach – No lifeguards on-duty, off street parking available.

Linwood Beach - No lifeguards on-duty, no off street parking available.

Deephaven Beaches usually "close" approximately August 15th each year. If you have questions, please contact city hall.

Children must be at least 10 years old to swim at any public beach (with lifeguard on duty) without direct, competent supervision.   

Please be considerate of other beach users and use the trash receptacles. Remember, if you could bring it to the beach, you could bring it home from the beach.

Please display your current City of Deephaven parking sticker on your vehicle.


 

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