Here are the latest results for water testing in the Niagara Region for those looking to hit the beach as of August 1st.

 

 

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
OpenBay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 24.9°C   /  76.82°F July 31
PostedBernard Avenue Beach
Unsafe to swim
Fort Erie 24.9°C   /  76.82°F July 28
PostedCrescent Beach
Unsafe to swim
Fort Erie July 31
OpenWaverly Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 24°C   /  75.2°F July 31
PostedCasablanca Beach
Unsafe to swim
Grimsby 20.8°C   /  69.44°F July 31
PostedFifty Point Conservation Beach
Unsafe to swim
Grimsby 18.6°C   /  65.48°F July 31
ClosedNelles Beach
Beach is closed
Grimsby June 25
OpenCharles Daley Park West
Open for swimming
Lincoln 20.7°C   /  69.26°F July 29
PostedHumberstone Centennial Park Beach
Unsafe to swim
Port Colborne July 31
OpenNickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 21.4°C   /  70.52°F July 31
OpenSherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 24.3°C   /  75.74°F July 31
PostedSherkston Quarry Beach
Unsafe to swim
Port Colborne 27°C   /  80.6°F July 31
OpenSherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 24.6°C   /  76.28°F July 31
OpenLakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 23.1°C   /  73.58°F July 31
OpenSunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 22.1°C   /  71.78°F July 31
OpenLong Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 20.5°C   /  68.9°F July 31
OpenReebs Bay
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 20.4°C   /  68.72°F July 30
OpenWainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 22.4°C   /  72.32°F July 31

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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