Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Summer Beach Testing

Beach results are posted between Victoria Day and Labour Day each year.

Beach Water Testing

Every year between May (Victoria Day) and September (Labour Day), we test over 25 public beaches for levels of E. Coli bacteria. When unsafe levels are present the beaches may be posted as unsafe or closed. Bacteria levels can rise due to:

  • Large number of swimmers
  • Wind and high waves
  • Large number of birds
  • Recent heavy rainfall
  • Cloudy water

Beaches might also be unsafe due to 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 that water is injested.

Beaches Inspected (May to August)

BeachAmenities
Bay Beach (Crystal)
Fort Erie
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Belleview Beach
Wainfleet
Garbage
Bernard Avenue Beach
Fort Erie
Casablanca Beach
Grimsby
Charles Daley Park East
Lincoln
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Charles Daley Park West
Lincoln
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Chippawa Conservation Beach
Wainfleet
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Crescent Beach
Fort Erie
Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Grimsby
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Grimsby Beach
Grimsby
Garbage
Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Port Colborne
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Jones Beach
St. Catharines
ParkingGarbage
Lakeside Beach
St. Catharines
WashroomsParkingGarbageWater
Long Beach
Wainfleet
Garbage
Long Beach Conservation East
Wainfleet
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Long Beach Conservation West
Wainfleet
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Sunset Beach (previously Municipal Beach)
St. Catharines
ParkingGarbage
Nelles Beach
Grimsby
ParkingGarbage
Nickel Beach
Port Colborne
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Queens Royal Beach
Niagara-on-the-Lake
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Ryerson Park Beach
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Garbage
Reebs Bay
Wainfleet
Sherkston Elco
Port Colborne
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Sherkston Quarry Beach
Port Colborne
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Port Colborne
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Wainfleet
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Waverly Beach
Fort Erie
ParkingGarbage
Windmill Point Park Quarry Beach
Fort Erie
WashroomsParkingGarbage

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