Here are the latest water testing results for the Niagara Region for those looking to swim.

 

 

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
OpenBay Beach (Crystal)
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenBernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 24.5°C   /  76.1°F August 24
OpenCrescent Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 25.5°C   /  77.9°F August 27
PostedWaverly Beach
Unsafe to swim due to algae
Fort Erie 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenCasablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenFifty Point Conservation Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenNelles Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenCharles Daley Park
Open for swimming
Lincoln 24.5°C   /  76.1°F August 25
PostedQueen’s Royal Beach
Unsafe to swim due to safety
Niagara-on-the-Lake 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenHumberstone Centennial Park Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 24.5°C   /  76.1°F August 25
OpenNickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 24.5°C   /  76.1°F August 27
OpenSherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 26°C   /  78.8°F August 27
OpenSherkston Quarry Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 26°C   /  78.8°F August 27
OpenSherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 26°C   /  78.8°F August 27
OpenLakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 24°C   /  75.2°F August 27
OpenSunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 23°C   /  73.4°F August 27
PostedLong Beach
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Wainfleet 25°C   /  77°F August 27
OpenReebs Bay
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 24°C   /  75.2°F August 26
OpenWainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 25°C   /  77°F August 27

Unsafe for swimming

Beaches are posted unsafe for swimming when water tests show unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria. The levels of E.coli are affected by a number of conditions including birds, wildlife and large numbers of swimmers. 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.

The beach might also be unsafe or closed because of other environmental conditions including excessive algae growth, flooding, garbage or debris, spills, and bad odours.

Weather conditions can affect test results

Weather conditions can also affect test results. Recent heavy rainfalls, cloudy water, high winds or wavy conditions can increase levels of E.coli.

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.

Be sure to check the current weather and forecast before deciding to enter the water.

COVID-19

Check with your local municipality regarding beach opening dates, public access, as well as what facilities and services are available before planning a visit.

If you are going out, follow these tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay up to date on restrictions and safety information.

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