Here are the latest results for water testing in the Niagara Region for those looking to hit the beach.

 

Please note with COVID-19 the officials at the Region say that Niagara’s Public Health is working with municipalities to safely reopen beaches with appropriate controls and 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
OpenBay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 21°C   /  69.8°F July 3
OpenBernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 20.7°C   /  69.26°F June 30
OpenCrescent Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 21.2°C   /  70.16°F July 3
PostedWaverly Beach
Unsafe to swim
Fort Erie June 27
OpenCasablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 16°C   /  60.8°F June 27
OpenFifty Point Conservation Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 17.9°C   /  64.22°F July 3
ClosedNelles Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby June 25
OpenCharles Daley Park West
Open for swimming
Lincoln 18°C   /  64.4°F July 2
OpenHumberstone Centennial Park Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 21.7°C   /  71.06°F July 2
OpenNickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 18.6°C   /  65.48°F July 3
OpenSherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 22.9°C   /  73.22°F July 3
PostedSherkston Quarry Beach
Unsafe to swim
Port Colborne 25.8°C   /  78.44°F July 3
OpenSherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 21.9°C   /  71.42°F July 3
OpenLakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 22.5°C   /  72.5°F July 3
OpenSunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 22.2°C   /  71.96°F July 3
OpenLong Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 19.3°C   /  66.74°F July 3
PostedReebs Bay
Unsafe to swim
Wainfleet June 27
OpenWainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 18.4°C   /  65.12°F July 3

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.

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