• Uyuun Wiji Ismita Environmental Health Departement, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Agus Bintara Birawida Environmental Health Departement, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Ansariadi Ansariadi Epidemiology Departement, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Anwar Mallongi Environmental Health Departement, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Andi Hardianti Epidemiology Departement, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Muliati Hidayat Health Promotion Departement, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University


Contamination of sea water by pollutants is a public health problem in various parts of the world, and bathing in polluted water usually creates the danger of contracting an infection. Humans can be exposed to various microorganisms that cause disease in recreational waters. This study aims to analyze the presence of bacteria and visitor behavior at the Tanjung Bayang Beach in Makassar City. This study aims to determine the presence of bacteria in seawater with visitor activity in Tanjung Bayang Beach, Makassar City. This study uses an observational analytic method with a descriptive approach. The sample object in the study consisted of 5 sample points with 3 repetitions. The method of sampling the subjects in this study was done by Stratified Random Sampling. The results showed that the other activity most visitors performed was playing sand with a number of 78 respondents (37.1%), the overall sea water samples of Tanjung Bayang beach in Makassar City were taken containing bacteria at five sampling points for three consecutive weeks, swimming activities experiencing health problems, which amounted to 102 respondents (48.6%), the most health problems were itching by 43 respondents (20.5%), swimming visits to Tanjung Bayang beach visitors with the most number was once a month, amounting to 60 respondents ( 28.6%) and the frequency of Swimming Visits on the Visitors of Tanjung Kota Makassar Beach which shows that the length of time swimming visitors at the Tanjung Bayang Beach Makassar City with the most number is 1-2 hours, amounting to 92 respondents (43.8%)


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