Welcome to Great Lakes BeachCast!

This website, enhanced with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, broadcasts critical information about beach advisories in the Great Lakes region and related human health information.

Download the app:

With the MyBeachCast mobile app, you can discover local Great Lakes beaches based on your location, save favorite beaches, and view real-time information on beach water quality advisories, weather,  water and wind conditions, and more.

Just click below to download the app from the Apple Store (for iPhone) or Google Play for Android:

Download from AppStore  Available from Google Play

Map current conditions:

Map your favorite beaches to view:

  • Beach closings and advisories
  • Current weather, water and wind conditions

BeachCast map

About BeachCast:

These resources are maintained by the Great Lakes Commission through its Great Lakes Information Network.

View BeachCast promotional materials:

The MyBeachCast mobile application has been made possible with funding from the NOAA Coastal Storms Program and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Developed by the Great Lakes Commission and LimnoTech, it uses data provided by NOAA, GLOS, and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania's Erie County Department of Health and Wisconsin; as well as BeachGuard (Windsor Solutions).

Beach Card imageBe prepared for the beach, boat and beyond!

Download our new beach safety information card, which includes information myBeachCast, WindAlert, and dangerous currents. Have fun and stay safe while enjoying the Great Lakes this summer!