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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)

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