Beach Water Testing in Niagara

Check Before Swimming

We test the water of beaches in Niagara every year during the summer.

Make sure the water is safe before you swim

Public Access due to COVID-19

As COVID-19 transmission remains controlled in Niagara, Niagara Region Public Health is working with municipalities to safely reopen beaches with appropriate controls.

The public should continue to contact their local municipality for the most up-to-date information regarding beach opening dates, public access, as well as what facilities and services are available before planning a visit.

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
Open Bay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 21°C   /  69.8°F
July 3
Open Bernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 20.7°C   /  69.26°F
June 30
Open Crescent Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 21.2°C   /  70.16°F
July 3
Posted Waverly Beach
Unsafe to swim
Fort Erie June 27
Open Casablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 16°C   /  60.8°F
June 27
Posted Fifty Point Conservation Beach
Unsafe to swim
Grimsby 17.6°C   /  63.68°F
July 2
Closed Nelles Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby June 25
Open Charles Daley Park West
Open for swimming
Lincoln 18°C   /  64.4°F
July 2
Open Humberstone Centennial Park Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 21.7°C   /  71.06°F
July 2
Open Nickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 18.6°C   /  65.48°F
July 3
Open Sherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 22.9°C   /  73.22°F
July 3
Posted Sherkston Quarry Beach
Unsafe to swim
Port Colborne 25.8°C   /  78.44°F
July 3
Open Sherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 21.9°C   /  71.42°F
July 3
Open Lakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 23°C   /  73.4°F
July 2
Open Sunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 22.2°C   /  71.96°F
July 3
Open Long Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 17.3°C   /  63.14°F
July 2
Posted Reebs Bay
Unsafe to swim
Wainfleet June 27
Open Wainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 17.8°C   /  64.04°F
July 2

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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