Niagara Region Beach Report: Friday, Aug. 23/2019

Heading out to the beach? Be sure to check if the beach is safe for swimming. The information comes from the Niagara Region’s Beach Water Testing Results webpage.

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

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.