The City of Bellevue closed the Newcastle Beach Park swimming area Thursday, July 9, due to high bacteria levels in the water. Newcastle Beach Park is located at 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. SE.
The closure of the swimming area comes at the direction of Public Health – Seattle & King County. King County routinely tests for bacteria and cyanotoxin at 17 lake beaches on Lake Washington. The swimming area will be reopened when testing indicates that bacteria counts return to a low-risk level.
Although the beach is closed to swimming, the park is still open. Signs at the park alert visitors to the closure of the swimming area.
Swimming is still open at Bellevue’s other beach parks.
- Enatai Beach and Meydenbauer Bay parks have lifeguards noon-7 p.m., seven days a week, through Labor Day, Sept. 7.
- Chism Beach and Clyde Beach parks have lifeguards noon-7 p.m., seven days a week through Aug. 22.
- Chesterfield Beach Park has lifeguards 2–5 p.m., seven days a week through Aug. 22.