Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Seasonal Testing is Closed

We test beach water quality from the Victoria Day weekend in May to the Labour Day weekend in September

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
Open Bay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 22.5°C   /  72.5°F
September 4
Open Bernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 23.8°C   /  74.84°F
August 25
Posted Crescent Beach
Unsafe to swim
Fort Erie 23.3°C   /  73.94°F
August 28
Posted Waverly Beach
Unsafe to swim
Fort Erie 21.9°C   /  71.42°F
August 29
Open Casablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 26.2°C   /  79.16°F
August 28
Open Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 25.8°C   /  78.44°F
August 29
Closed Nelles Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby June 25
Open Charles Daley Park West
Open for swimming
Lincoln 26.7°C   /  80.06°F
August 29
Open Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 25.1°C   /  77.18°F
August 26
Open Nickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 22°C   /  71.6°F
September 4
Open Sherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 22.5°C   /  72.5°F
September 4
Open Sherkston Quarry Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 23.7°C   /  74.66°F
September 4
Open Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 22.7°C   /  72.86°F
September 4
Open Lakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 19°C   /  66.2°F
September 4
Open Sunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 19.7°C   /  67.46°F
September 4
Open Long Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 26°C   /  78.8°F
August 29
Open Reebs Bay
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 26.2°C   /  79.16°F
August 27
Open Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 26.5°C   /  79.7°F
August 29

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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