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Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Check Before Swimming

We test the water of beaches in Niagara every year during the summer.

Make sure the water is safe before you swim

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
Open Bay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 12.3°C   /  54.14°F
May 25
Open Bernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 11.6°C   /  52.88°F
May 20
Open Crescent Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 11.3°C   /  52.34°F
May 20
Open Waverly Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 13.8°C   /  56.84°F
May 25
Open Casablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 11.5°C   /  52.7°F
May 25
Open Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 11.9°C   /  53.42°F
May 21
Posted Nelles Beach
Unsafe to swim due to safety
Grimsby May 24
Open Charles Daley Park
Open for swimming
Lincoln 12.2°C   /  53.96°F
May 20
Open Queen's Royal Beach
Open for swimming
Niagara-on-the-Lake 14.3°C   /  57.74°F
May 25
Open Centennial Cedar Bay Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 12.8°C   /  55.04°F
May 25
Open Nickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 11.5°C   /  52.7°F
May 25
Open Sherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 13.3°C   /  55.94°F
May 25
Open Sherkston Quarry Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 19.3°C   /  66.74°F
May 25
Open Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 12.3°C   /  54.14°F
May 25
Open Lakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 12.3°C   /  54.14°F
May 25
Open Sunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 12.3°C   /  54.14°F
May 25
Open Long Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 11.3°C   /  52.34°F
May 25
Open Reebs Bay
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 10.8°C   /  51.44°F
May 20
Open Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 11.6°C   /  52.88°F
May 25

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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