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Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Beaches in Niagara

Check with your local municipality for the most up-to-date information on the status of your local beach

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
Open Bay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 21°C   /  69.8°F
August 3
Open Bernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 23.5°C   /  74.3°F
July 27
Open Crescent Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 22.5°C   /  72.5°F
July 30
Posted Waverly Beach
Unsafe to swim due to algae
Fort Erie 22°C   /  71.6°F
July 31
Open Casablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 22.5°C   /  72.5°F
July 30
Open Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 22°C   /  71.6°F
July 31
Open Nelles Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 22.5°C   /  72.5°F
July 30
Posted Charles Daley Park
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Lincoln 22°C   /  71.6°F
July 31
Posted Queen's Royal Beach
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Niagara-on-the-Lake 23°C   /  73.4°F
July 31
Posted Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Unsafe to swim due to algae
Port Colborne 23°C   /  73.4°F
August 3
Open Nickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 23°C   /  73.4°F
August 3
Open Sherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 21.5°C   /  70.7°F
August 3
Open Sherkston Quarry Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 25°C   /  77°F
August 3
Open Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 23.5°C   /  74.3°F
August 3
Open Lakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 20°C   /  68°F
August 3
Open Sunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 18°C   /  64.4°F
July 31
Posted Long Beach
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Wainfleet 23°C   /  73.4°F
July 31
Open Reebs Bay
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 22.5°C   /  72.5°F
July 29
Open Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 23°C   /  73.4°F
July 31

Unsafe for swimming

Beaches are posted unsafe for swimming when water tests show unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria. The levels of E.coli are affected by a number of conditions including birds, wildlife and large numbers of swimmers. 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.

The beach might also be unsafe or closed because of other environmental conditions including excessive algae growth, flooding, garbage or debris, spills, and bad odours.

Weather conditions can affect test results

Weather conditions can also affect test results. Recent heavy rainfalls, cloudy water, high winds or wavy conditions can increase levels of E.coli.

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.

Be sure to check the current weather and forecast before deciding to enter the water.

COVID-19

Check with your local municipality regarding beach opening dates, public access, as well as what facilities and services are available before planning a visit.

If you are going out, follow these tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay up to date on restrictions and safety information.

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