Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Check Before Swimming

We test the water of beaches in Niagara every year from May to August.

Make sure the water is safe to swim in before you go.

Beach Water Testing Results

BeachWater TemperatureAmenities
Bay Beach (Crystal)
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
12°C  (54°F)
Updated May 26
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Belleview Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
16°C  (61°F)
Updated May 25
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Bernard Avenue Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
13°C  (55°F)
Updated May 25
Charles Daley Park East
Lincoln
Open for swimming
14°C  (57°F)
Updated May 21
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Charles Daley Park West
Lincoln
Open for swimming
15°C  (59°F)
Updated May 21
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Chippawa Conservation Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
17°C  (63°F)
Updated May 21
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Crescent Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
11°C  (52°F)
Updated May 20
Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Grimsby
Open for swimming
11°C  (52°F)
Updated May 25
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Grimsby Beach
Grimsby
Open for swimming
11°C  (52°F)
Updated May 26
Garbage
Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
13°C  (55°F)
Updated May 26
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Jones Beach
St. Catharines
Open for swimming
14°C  (57°F)
Updated May 25
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Lakeside Beach
St. Catharines
Open for swimming
15°C  (59°F)
Updated May 26
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Long Beach Conservation East
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
13°C  (55°F)
Updated May 26
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Long Beach Conservation West
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
13°C  (55°F)
Updated May 26
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Long Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
12°C  (54°F)
Updated May 26
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Nelles Beach
Grimsby
Open for swimming
14°C  (57°F)
Updated May 25
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Nickel Beach
Port Colborne
Unsafe to swim (posted)
12°C  (54°F)
Updated May 26
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Queen's Royal Beach
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Open for swimming
13°C  (55°F)
Updated May 26
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Sherkston Elco
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
14°C  (57°F)
Updated May 26
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Sherkston Quarry Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
17°C  (63°F)
Updated May 26
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Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
14°C  (57°F)
Updated May 26
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Sunset Beach (previously Municipal Beach)
St. Catharines
Open for swimming
11°C  (52°F)
Updated May 21
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Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
13°C  (55°F)
Updated May 26
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Waverly Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
11°C  (52°F)
Updated May 20
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Windmill Point Park Quarry Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
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Beach not listed? We only test the public beaches listed above.

Health and Safety Tips

Current UV Index is 8

  • Apply minimum SPF 30 sunscreen before going out. Reapply every 2 hours
  • Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn.
  • Cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses
  • Avoid the sun between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • More sun safety tips
Weather temperature is 24
24°C

Posted/Closed Beaches

Beaches are posted unsafe/closed when water tests show unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria.

The beach might also be unsafe because of floating debris, oil, excessive weed growth, bad odours and general turbidity.

Swimming in these waters could cause infections of the ear, eye, nose, throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if the water is ingested.

Weather Conditions can Affect Test Results

Beach water testing results may not always be accurate as conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

Test results are intended as general guidance. Residents are encouraged to consider the current weather before deciding to enter the water.

Weather Forecast: Lake Ontario · Lake Erie


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