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 Amenities
Bay Beach (Crystal)
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
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Bernard Avenue Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
Crescent Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
Windmill Point Park Quarry Beach
Fort Erie
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Casablanca Beach
Grimsby
Open for swimming
Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Grimsby
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Nelles Beach
Grimsby
Open for swimming
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Charles Daley Park East
Lincoln
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Charles Daley Park West
Lincoln
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Queen's Royal Beach
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Nickel Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Sherkston Elco
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Sherkston Quarry Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Port Colborne
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Lakeside Beach
St. Catharines
Open for swimming
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Sunset Beach (previously Municipal Beach)
St. Catharines
Open for swimming
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Chippawa Conservation Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Long Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
Garbage
Long Beach Conservation East
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Long Beach Conservation West
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage
Reebs Bay
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Wainfleet
Open for swimming
WashroomsParkingGarbage

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