The 4th of July holiday is coming and maybe you have plans to head to the beach with the kids. If you want to know about the quality of water that you will be swimming in, there is a new way to check before you head to the beach. A new online database from the State Department of Environmental Quality covers 1,210 beaches in the state. Michigan has over 3,000 miles of Great Lakes coast line and 11,000 inland lakes. the website is available at deq.state.mi.us/beach