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Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Beaches are closed

Due to the provincewide stay-at-home order, all public beaches are closed until further notice.

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
Closed Bay Beach (Crystal)
Beach is closed
Fort Erie May 12
Closed Bernard Avenue Beach
Beach is closed
Fort Erie May 12
Closed Crescent Beach
Beach is closed
Fort Erie May 12
Closed Waverly Beach
Beach is closed
Fort Erie May 12
Closed Casablanca Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby May 12
Closed Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby May 12
Closed Nelles Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby May 12
Closed Charles Daley Park
Beach is closed
Lincoln May 12
Closed Queen's Royal Beach
Beach is closed
Niagara-on-the-Lake May 12
Closed Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Beach is closed
Port Colborne May 12
Closed Nickel Beach
Beach is closed
Port Colborne May 12
Closed Sherkston Elco
Beach is closed
Port Colborne May 12
Closed Sherkston Quarry Beach
Beach is closed
Port Colborne May 12
Closed Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Beach is closed
Port Colborne May 12
Closed Lakeside Beach
Beach is closed
St. Catharines May 12
Closed Sunset Beach
Beach is closed
St. Catharines May 12
Closed Long Beach
Beach is closed
Wainfleet May 12
Closed Reebs Bay
Beach is closed
Wainfleet May 12
Closed Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Beach is closed
Wainfleet May 12

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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